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<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</p>
<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
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<interp inst="t18880130-name-1" type="given" value="na"/>DE KEYSER</persName>, MAYOR.</p>
<p>FOURTH SESSION, HELD JANUARY 30TH, 1888.</p>
<p>MINUTES OF EVIDENCE.</p>
<p>TAKEN IN SHORT-HAND, BY</p>
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<interp inst="t18880130-name-2" type="given" value="JAMES DROVER"/>JAMES DROVER BARNETT</persName> </p>
<p>AND</p>
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<interp inst="t18880130-name-3" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER BUCKLER</persName>,</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
<p>ROLLS CHAMBERS, No. 89, CHANCERY LANE.</p>
<p>THE POINTS OF LAW AND PRACTICE</p>
<p>REVISED AND EDITED BY</p>
<p>EDWARD T. E. BESLEY, ESQ.,</p>
<p>OF THE MIDDLE TEMPLE, BARRISTER-AT-LAW.</p>
<p>LONDON:</p>
<p>STEVENS AND SONS, 119, CHANCERY LANE,</p>
<p>Law Booksellers and Publishers.</p>
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<p>THE</p>
<p>WHOLE PROCEEDINGS</p>
<p>On the Queen's Commission of</p>
<p>OYER AND TERMINER AND GAOL DELIVERY</p>
<p>FOR</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>AND GAOL DELIVERY FOR THE</p>
<p>COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX, AND THE PARTS OF THE COUNTIES OF ESSEX, KENT, AND SURREY, WITHIN THE JURISDICTION</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT,</p>
<p>Including cases committed to this Court under Order in Council pursuant to the Winter Assize Act of 1879,</p>
<p>Held on Monday, January 30th, 1888, and following days.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE</hi> the
<hi rend="smallCaps">RIGHT HON</hi>.
<hi rend="largeCaps">POLYDORE
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<interp inst="t18880130-name-4" type="given" value="na"/>DE KEYSER</persName>, LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; the Hon. Sir
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<interp inst="t18880130-name-5" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY HAWKINS</persName> </hi>, Knt., one of the Justices of Her Majesty's High Court of Justice; Sir
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<interp inst="t18880130-name-6" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS GABRIEL</persName> </hi>, Bart., Sir
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<interp inst="t18880130-name-8" type="given" value="FRANCIS WYATT"/>FRANCIS WYATT TRUSCOTT</persName> </hi>, Knt., Sir
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<interp inst="t18880130-name-9" type="given" value="ROBERT NICHOLAS"/>ROBERT NICHOLAS FOWLER</persName> </hi>, Bart., Aldermen of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18880130-name-10" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CHAMBERS</persName> </hi>, Knt., Q. C., Recorder of the said City;
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<interp inst="t18880130-name-14" type="given" value="WILLIAM THOMAS"/>WILLIAM THOMAS CHARLEY</persName> </hi>, Knt., Q. C., D. C. L., Common Serjeant of the said City; and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">LL</hi>. D., Judge of the Sheriffs' Court; Her Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer, and General Gaol Delivery, holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM ALPHEUS HIGGS</hi>, Esq.,</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Under-Sheriffs</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18880130-name-19" type="given" value="na"/>DE KEYSER</persName>, MAYOR. FOURTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—a dagger</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, January</hi> 30
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1888.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<p>239.
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<interp inst="t18880130-239-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to unlawfully having in his possession counterfeit coin, with intent to utter the same. (
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<p>240.
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<p>241.
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<p>242.
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<p>243.
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">in the last year.</hi>)
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<p>244.
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<p>245.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MARY ANN EVANS</hi> (53)</persName>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-245-18880130 t18880130-245-punishment-6"/>One Month without Hard Labour.</rs> </hi>
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<p>246.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN BERNARD</hi> (28)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18880130-246-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HORACE AVORY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880130-name-29" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880130-name-29" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18880130-name-29" type="given" value="GEORGINA"/>GEORGINA PIKE</persName> </hi>. I am a widow, and am barmaid at the Anchor and Hope public-house, Fore Street—on 19th January, about half-past 8, the prisoner came in and asked for twopennyworth of whisky—he gave me a half-crown; I put it in the tester, found it was bad, and returned it to him—I asked him how it came into his possession—he said he took it in the course of trade—a gentleman present asked his name and address; the prisoner gave it him—I sent for a constable—he heard me do so, and said he thought it was very arbitrary of me; he would wait till the constable came—he did not wait, he went out in a minute or two—he was</p>
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<p>brought back by the constable—the half-crown was produced at the station, and I identified it—this is it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880130-name-30" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880130-name-30" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18880130-name-30" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE TREVIS</persName> </hi>. I was in the Anchor and Hope on the evening of 19th January—I saw the prisoner tender the half-crown—the barmaid handed it back—he was asked his name and address; he would not give it—he went out; I followed, and saw him stopped just by an area—I afterwards pointed out the spot to a constable.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880130-name-31" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18880130-name-31" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK FUNNELL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi>). I received information, and found the prisoner in Lower Whitecross Street, leaning against a wall, with his hat off—I asked him if he had been into a public-house in Fore Street—he said "No, you have made a mistake"—I took him to the Anchor and Hope, and Mrs. Pike identified him, and gave him into custody—I afterwards examined the area pointed out to me by Mr. Trevis, and in it found this half-crown, bent as it is now—on the prisoner I found two separate shillings and 5
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in bronze, good money.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880130-name-32" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880130-name-32" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-32" type="surname" value="CLIFFORD"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-32" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES CLIFFORD</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Redding, a tea-dealer, in Watney Street, Commercial Road East—on Wednesday, 18th January, the prisoner purchased 7 lb. of sugar, which came to 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—he gave me a bad half crown in payment—I broke it, and gave him a portion and kept a portion—he said he was not aware it was bad; he would go and get some good money, and come back and take the sugar—he went out, but did not come back—I have the piece of the half-crown.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> You had purchased sugar at our place once or twice, and paid good money.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880130-name-33" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880130-name-33" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-33" type="surname" value="FUNNELL"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-33" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK FUNNELL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). To my belief the two coins produced are bad.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I get my living by standing in the public market selling candy, and am well known there. I have often purchased sugar at Mr. Redding's. On that day I had three half-crowns and some coppers, and went in to Mr. Redding's to get some sugar to make candy. I did not know the money was bad. The other half-crown I paid for refreshment at the Hope and Anchor, and when it was refused I offered the barmaid another, and offered my name and address, but they sent for a constable and told me to walk out.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880130-name-34" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880130-name-34" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-34" type="surname" value="PIKE"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-34" type="given" value="GEORGINA"/>GEORGINA PIKE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). He did offer me a good half-crown, and I gave him change.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18880130-246-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<p>247.
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<interp inst="def1-247-18880130" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-247-18880130" type="surname" value="SCHNEIDER"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">LOUIS SCHNEIDER</hi> </persName>
<rs id="t18880130-247-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
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<interp inst="t18880130-247-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HORACE AVORY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880130-name-36" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880130-name-36" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-36" type="surname" value="BUCKLAND"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-36" type="given" value="EDWIN"/>EDWIN BUCKLAND</persName> </hi>. I am a conductor on the North Metropolitan Car Company—I know the prisoner by sight—on the evening of 18th January he got on my car in Commercial Road, between the George and New Road—I collected his fare, it was a penny—he gave me a two-shilling piece—I told him it was bad, and accused him of giving me a half-crown on the Monday—he did not answer—I moved towards the door, and called a constable in Cannon Street, and gave him into custody—I said "This man has given me a bad florin, and he has also given me a bad half-crown, "Idid not say when—the prisoner said nothing—I had seen him on the previous Monday, the 16th—he then got on my car about half-past 8 in the evening, between the George and the New Road—the fare was 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he then gave me a half-crown; I gave him 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change—I put the half-crown in my bag—when I got to our station I paid in</p>
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<p>my money, and found this bad half-crown—I had no other half-crown—I had seen the prisoner as a passenger besides these two occasions—as we were going to the station I told the constable that the prisoner had given me the half-crown on the Tuesday; that was a mistake, I corrected it at the office; it was on the Monday—the prisoner said he was not riding on the Tuesday—I gave the two coins to the constable.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I told you at the time that the two
<lb/>shilling piece was bad—I moved to the door and looked at it, and I handed it to a Mr. Mead, a passenger, to look at—I did not state that at the police-court—you said you had the two-shilling piece in change for a sovereign.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I handed the two-shilling piece to Mr. Mead to look at, and to assist me in seeing that the prisoner did not go out—he looked at the two coins and gave them me back—I merely showed them to him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880130-name-37" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880130-name-37" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-37" type="surname" value="SULLIVAN"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-37" type="given" value="JEREMIAH"/>JEREMIAH SULLIVAN</persName> </hi>. About half-past 11 on the night of 18th January the prisoner was given into my custody by the last witness in Leman Street—he charged him with passing two coins, a half-crown and a two-shilling piece, one last night and one to-night—he showed me the coins—the prisoner said "I was not aware the half-crown was bad, but I know where I got the two-shilling piece from. A man owed me a sovereign and he paid me to-day in silver"—I searched him there and then on the car, and found 10 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in his trousers pocket and 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in his waistcoat pocket, in bronze—I then took him to the station—nothing was said on the way to the station; at the station he said "I did not ride last night"—the witness said "I made a mistake; it was on Monday night"—the prisoner made no answer to that.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I put no questions to you, I merely told you the charge—I did not say to you "Are you aware the half-crown was bad?"—you said "I was not aware it was bad"—it was at the station while the charge was being written down that the conductor said he had made a mistake.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880130-name-38" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880130-name-38" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-38" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-38" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am inspector of coin to the Mint—these two coins are counterfeit.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880130-name-39" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880130-name-39" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-39" type="surname" value="HOPKINS"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-39" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HOPKINS</persName> </hi>. I am a fitter—I know the prisoner—on Monday evening, 16th January, I was with him from between 7 and half-past 8 or 9 o'clock in my own house, in the kitchen—I was repairing a pair of boots when he came in between 7 and 8—he is one of my tenants—after sitting with him a considerable time, he asked me out to the Crown if I would like a liquor—we went out about twenty minutes past 8 and returned, a knock came to the door and he left me, getting on towards 9.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I live at 27, Severn Street, Shadwell—the prisoner occupies a back room in the same house—it is about five minutes' walk from Commercial Road, where the trams run—I know the George and New Road, it would take twelve or fifteen minutes to go from my house to the New Road—I have only known the prisoner since he has been a tenant in the house I occupy—I do not know that he uses the tramcar—I speak to the time we left the public-house by their clock—I did not ask him who it was that came and knocked for him, but I believe it was one of his friends—he went into his own room where his wife was.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880130-name-40" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880130-name-40" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-40" type="surname" value="ROSENFELDT"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-40" type="given" value="SOLOMON"/>SOLOMON ROSENFELDT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Interpreted</hi>). I am a business agent—I have known the prisoner about five months—on Monday evening, 16th Jan
<lb/>uary,</p>
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<p>I saw him at 8 o'clock at his lodging—I went upstairs to his room and he joined us there—I stayed there till 12 o'clock with him—he did not leave the house.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I live next door—when I went up to his room his wife was there—she said he had gone out and would soon return, and he did very soon after—I did not see Mr. Hopkins, but I heard him—I heard their voices coming in—they came in together—I did not knock at the kitchen door, I knocked at the house door—I saw him on Wednesday the 18th—I was there about 8 and stopped till about 11—the prisoner was there all that time—I went out with him a little after 11; we went to my house—he said he was going to see a friend, he did not say where—he did not say he was going on the tramcar—he does not go often on the tramcar after 11—I see him very often in the evening.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> When you left the house on Wednesday night, you asked your wife for some money, she said the money was on the mantel
<lb/>piece, and you took from the mantelpiece a two shilling piece, and you told her that you had taken it—I could not see what other coins there were, I know there was money—I am quite sure this was on Wednesday, the 18th January.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880130-name-41" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880130-name-41" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-41" type="surname" value="KNOWLES"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-41" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM KNOWLES</persName> </hi>. On Monday, 16th January, I saw the prisoner at his house about 9 p.m., and stayed with him till a little after 12—he was there all the time.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I went there to see him, he is a friend of mine—I found him in his own room—his wife and Rosenfeldt were with him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880130-name-42" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880130-name-42" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-42" type="surname" value="BERGSEN"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-42" type="given" value="LEAH"/>LEAH BERGSEN</persName> </hi>. On Wednesday, 18th January, I gave the prisoner 20
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in silver—there were three two shilling-pieces amongst it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not look at the money before I gave it him—my husband gave it me to pay the prisoner; he was indebted to him 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., he gave him one sovereign and would give him the other next Monday—it looked good; I took it out of my pocket and gave it to him, I had no other money; I counted it, there were three two shilling-pieces, half-crowns, and nine shillings.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
<p>
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<p>248.
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880130-name-44" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880130-name-44" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-44" type="surname" value="COOPER"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-44" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM COOPER</persName> </hi>. I am a cab driver—on the morning of 1st January I was driving my cab in Arabella Road, Westminster; the prisoner hailed me and told me to drive to the Abbey; he stopped me in Tothill Street and got out, and handed me a bad two-shilling piece; I gave him two sixpences, the fare was 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; I looked at the florin by the light and found it was bad, I got down off my cab and ran after him and told him it was bad, he mumbled something and went on; I had to run back to my cab and then went after him, he turned into Victoria Road—I stopped him and said "Give me my two sixpences back, this is bad money;" he said "Oh, it's all right; "Isaid "No, it is not, I want my good money;" a plain clothes constable came up, he saw the two shilling-piece and told me to drive to the station, and I gave him into custody—the constable kept the coin, this is it, I marked it with my teeth at the station.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880130-name-45" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880130-name-45" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-45" type="surname" value="BLACKWELL"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-45" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BLACKWELL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman A</hi> 497). I saw the prosecutor and prisoner in altercation and stopped to see what it was—the prosecutor</p>
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<p>said to the prisoner "You have given me a bad two shilling-piece, give me my two sixpences back;" the prisoner said "No, it's all right"—I said "I am a police constable, I shall take you into custody"—before that I looked at the florin and found it was bad—this is it—I searched the prisoner at the station and found on him a counterfeit half-crown, also two sixpences, a shilling, and 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in bronze, and five pawnbrokers' duplicates—he was asked his address and he gave the Army and Navy Lodging House, Strutton Ground, it is a common fourpenny lodging house.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880130-name-46" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880130-name-46" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-46" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-46" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. Both these coins are bad.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I had a half-sovereign sent me on Friday. I changed it, and that was all the money I had; if I had known the coin was bad I should not have given it to him. I did not hear him call out to me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18880130-248-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-248-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. —
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18880130-248-punishment-7" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-248-punishment-7" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-248-18880130 t18880130-248-punishment-7"/>Six Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, January</hi> 30
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1888.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant</hi> </p>
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<p>249.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ANDREW MURRAY</hi> (38)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18880130-249-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18880130-249-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>**to unlawfully having counterfeit coin in his possession with intent to utter it.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The police stated that the prisoner had been the companion of coiners for two years, and that his name had been frequently mentioned in this Court in coining cases. A number of previous convictions were proved against him.—
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<interp inst="t18880130-249-punishment-8" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-249-punishment-8" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-249-18880130 t18880130-249-punishment-8"/>Five Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> (
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">commended the conduct of the police.</hi>)</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">For other cases tried this day see Surrey cases.</hi> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, January</hi> 31
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1888.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<p>250.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY BLAMING</hi> </persName>
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<interp inst="t18880130-250-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="rape"/>, Unlawfully and carnally knowing
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18880130-250-offence-1 t18880130-name-49"/>Eliza Matthews</persName>, a girl under 13 years of age.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILMOT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18880130-250-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<p>251.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES WARD</hi> (35)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18880130-251-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to two indictments for forging and uttering requests for the delivery of goods.—</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-251-18880130 t18880130-251-punishment-9"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>252.
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<interp inst="def3-252-18880130" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE THOMAS OAKLEY</hi> </persName>
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<interp inst="t18880130-252-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>to a burglary in the dwelling-house.—</rs>
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<interp inst="t18880130-252-punishment-10" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-252-18880130 t18880130-252-punishment-10"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-252-18880130 t18880130-252-punishment-10"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour each.</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t18880130-252-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>253.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EDWIN JAMES DENT</hi> (33)</persName>
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<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-253-18880130 t18880130-253-punishment-11"/>Fifteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">There were other indictments against the prisoner for forgery and larceny, to which he pleaded Not Guilty.</hi>) And
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<interp inst="t18880130-253-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-253-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>254.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WALTER GREEN</hi> (17)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18880130-254-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-254-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/> to a burglary in the dwelling-house of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18880130-254-offence-1 t18880130-name-56"/>Lewis Harris</persName>, and stealing 17 watches and 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-254-18880130 t18880130-254-punishment-12"/>Nine Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t18880130-254-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>255.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS FARDELL</hi> (38)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18880130-255-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, Stealing a large quantity of ribbon value 49
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., the goods of
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<interp inst="t18880130-name-58" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18880130-255-offence-1 t18880130-name-58"/>Thomas Maurice Fairclough</persName>.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880130-name-59" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880130-name-59" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-59" type="surname" value="CLARK"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-59" type="given" value="STEPHEN"/>STEPHEN CLARK</persName> </hi>. I am a carman in the employ of Messrs. Fairclough and others, of Christian Street, St. George's-in-the-East—I have known</p>
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<p>the prisoner some considerable time—on 20th December I received certain instructions to go to Bishopsgate Street Station, and there received a van of goods and also the delivery notes referring to them—among them was a case consigned to Foster, Porter, and Co., and was marked "F P 44"—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is the delivery note referring to that case—on driving away from Bishopsgate Street, and when in Jewin Street, I met the prisoner, and asked him if he would assist me in unloading, as I could not manage it myself—I then went on to Foster Porter's in Wood Street, and the prisoner and I got the case off the van on to the pavement—I then asked him if he would get the case delivered and the sheet signed while I went to Hamsell Street, Jewin Street, with another case, and I gave him the sheet to get signed—I went to Hamsell Street, and when I came back I saw the prisoner had moved the van up to Morley's, where I had my next delivery—he then handed me the delivery sheet signed in blacklead pencil—he remained with me till the van was unloaded in the afternoon, and then I gave him 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and he left me—he went away with the case before I left the van for Hamsell Street—he took it on a hand-barrow, and went round to the side to put it down the slip.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> You did not get on the load—you must have followed me round to Wood Street—I afterwards went to Alder manbury, and you met me there.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880130-name-60" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880130-name-60" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-60" type="surname" value="HENWOOD"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-60" type="given" value="JOHN WALTER"/>JOHN WALTER HENWOOD</persName> </hi>. I am foreman at the goods entrance of Messrs. Foster, Porter, and Co. 's—it is my duty to receive all goods that are sent in—neither on 20th December nor at any time subsequently was any case delivered there marked "F P 44"—on 20th December nobody was in that employment named W. Manning, nor has there been anybody of that name before or since—the signature to this delivery sheet is not signed in the usual way; the usual way is to sign them in ink—I also produce an invoice marked "B," which is an invoice of ribbons consigned from Bâle to Foster Porter's, value 49
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—they are the ribbons supposed to have been contained in this case—the mark "F P 44 "on the case is referred to in this invoice—those ribbons have never been received by our company.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880130-name-61" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880130-name-61" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18880130-name-61" type="given" value="BENJAMIN"/>BENJAMIN PRIOR</persName> </hi>. I am foreman to Messrs. Fairclough and Co.—Stephen Clark has to act under my orders—a claim has been made by Messrs. Foster, Porter, and Co. against Messrs. Fairclough and Co. in respect of these ribbons—I know the prisoner; he was a carman with us at one time for about two years.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880130-name-62" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880130-name-62" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18880130-name-62" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS JARMAN</persName> </hi>. I am foreman to James Townsend, a carman, of Osborne Street, Whitechapel—the prisoner was in his employment, and I have had occasion to notice his writing—I produce some of his writing—the signature "W. Manning" to this yellow delivery sheet is, I believe, his handwriting.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18880130-name-63" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18880130-name-63" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES DORDEN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective H</hi>). On 7th January I received certain information, and in consequence arrested the prisoner, and told him he would be charged with stealing a case containing ribbons value 55
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., which ought to have been delivered at Foster Porter's—he said "I delivered them, they went down the slip, and I got the receipt for them, which was signed by a man whom I should know again"—at the station he said "I delivered them at the side door,"</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "I delivered the case. I had no barrow; I had to roll the case myself."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his defence stated that he worked the case round to Foster Porter's door, and there saw a man with a piece of canvas over his knees, whom he thought was in their employ; that he delivered the case to him, and he signed the sheet and gave it back to him.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18880130-name-64" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES DORDEN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Recalled</hi>). I do not know who the truck belonged to; it did not belong to Messrs. Foster and Co.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18880130-255-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>*.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-255-18880130 t18880130-255-punishment-13"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>256.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN KAYLOR</hi> (30)</persName> and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS McCARTHY</hi> (19)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18880130-256-offence-1 t18880130-name-67"/>George Hammersley</persName>, and stealing a watch and chain, his property.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SIDMAN JONES</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880130-name-68" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880130-name-68" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-68" type="surname" value="HAMMERSLEY"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-68" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE HAMMERSLEY</persName> </hi>. I live at 85, Aldgate Street, and am a caretaker—about 7. 30 p.m. on 10th January I was in High Street, Whitechapel, and when at the corner of Commercial Street I was assailed by a number of men, who got in front of me and behind me, and made a noise as though there was a block—they kept doing that and knocking me about, and at last I said "What the devil are you up to?" and directly I said that my watch was pulled away—they had pulled my overcoat and undercoat open—I at once turned round, and they had all run away—you could not see three yards in front of you, it was so thick—I valued my watch at 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; it was a keyless watch; I had only had it five months—I have not seen it since—I at once went and gave information to the police—I cannot identify the prisoners.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by McCarthy.</hi> I was not struck at all, only shoved about.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880130-name-69" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880130-name-69" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-69" type="surname" value="FROST"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-69" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM FROST</persName> </hi>. I live at Rodney Buildings, Pitfield Street, and am a lamplighter—on 10th January, about 7. 30 p.m., I was down in Whitechapel and saw a lot of men hanging about outside Webb's, and my suspicions being aroused I watched them, and saw them get hold of Mr. Hammersley, and saw Kaylor pin him against the wall, and then saw him give McCarthy a watch, and then they all ran away—the prisoners are strangers to me; I am sure they are the two men.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Kaylor.</hi> The person who stole the watch is not in custody, but I saw you there.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880130-name-70" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880130-name-70" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-70" type="surname" value="WHITE"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-70" type="given" value="STEPHEN"/>STEPHEN WHITE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant H</hi>). On the 17th Kaylor Was pointed out to me by Frost—directly he saw me he ran away, but he was caught after a run of about 100 yards.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880130-name-71" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880130-name-71" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-71" type="surname" value="NEW"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-71" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM NEW</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant H</hi>). On 10th January, about 7 o'clock, I saw the two prisoners outside Webb's public-house with a number of other men.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880130-name-72" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880130-name-72" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-72" type="surname" value="PAIN"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-72" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY PAIN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective H</hi>). I took McCarthy in custody, and he was identified by Frost out of about 14 others.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Kaylor's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "I am not guilty; I know no more about it than a child."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18880130-256-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Kaylor then</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>**
<hi rend="italic">to a previous conviction of felony at the Middlesex Sessions in</hi> 1879.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">KAYLOR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18880130-256-punishment-14" type="punishmentDescription">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-256-18880130 t18880130-256-punishment-14"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">McCARTHY</hi>**†—
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18880130-256-punishment-15" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18880130-256-punishment-15" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-256-punishment-15" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-256-18880130 t18880130-256-punishment-15"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>257.
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<interp inst="def1-257-18880130" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-257-18880130" type="age" value="20"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS PERRY</hi> (20)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18880130-257-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-257-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="housebreaking"/>, Feloniously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18880130-257-offence-1 t18880130-name-74"/>William Allen</persName>, and stealing a box and 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.</rs> </p>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880130-name-75" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880130-name-75" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-75" type="surname" value="KINGSTON"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-75" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM KINGSTON</persName> </hi>. I am nine years old—I live with my father and mother at 88, Rushmore Road, Clapton Park—I know Mr. Allen's jewellery shop in Chatsworth Road—on 3rd December, about 5. 30 p.m., I was near that shop, and saw the prisoner—he broke the window with a stone, and tied the door with a rope—one end of the rope was tied to the outside handle of the door, and the other end was tied to the window-sill, so that you could not open the door—the prisoner took some Jubilee money which was in the window of the shop, near where the hole had been made; it was in a box—he then ran away—I afterwards picked him out at the police-court from four others.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880130-name-76" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880130-name-76" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-76" type="surname" value="EMMETT"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-76" type="given" value="MARGARET"/>MARGARET EMMETT</persName> </hi>. I live at 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., Brunner Road, Walthamstow—the prisoner was lodging with me on 3rd December—he gave me two Jubilee threepenny pieces—the sergeant has them now—I had them made into earrings.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880130-name-77" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880130-name-77" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-77" type="surname" value="JUNIOR"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-77" type="given" value="MARGARET EMMETT,"/>MARGARET EMMETT, JUNIOR</persName> </hi>. I am the daughter of the last witness—I was keeping company with the prisoner, and on New Year's Eve he gave me a Jubilee five-shilling piece and two Jubilee threepenny pieces, which had been made into a brooch and a pair of earrings.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880130-name-78" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880130-name-78" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-78" type="surname" value="WALKER"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-78" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH WALKER</persName> </hi>. I live at 45, Sidney Road—the prisoner is my nephew—about six weeks ago he gave me a Jubilee five-shilling piece and two Jubilee threepenny pieces, which I had made into a brooch and earrings.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880130-name-79" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880130-name-79" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-79" type="surname" value="BARNES"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-79" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED BARNES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman J</hi> 23). I produce some Jubilee coins made up into earrings and brooches, which I have received from the two Emmetts and Elizabeth Walker—I received information of this case on 5th December, and the prisoner was taken into custody on the 9th, early in the morning, by a constable in another case—I find he has been lodging at 45, Weston Road, Homerton, and also at Mrs. Emmett's, 41, Brunner Road, Walthamstow—at those lodgings I found some things relating to another case, and in a box in his room I found this chisel.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880130-name-80" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880130-name-80" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-80" type="surname" value="ALLEN"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-80" type="given" value="WILLIAM SIM"/>WILLIAM SIM ALLEN</persName> </hi>. I live at 104, Chatsworth Road, and am a jeweller—on 3rd December, about 5 o'clock in the evening, I went to answer a knock at the door, and when I opened it I found a rope attached to the handle—I picked the rope off the door, and went downstairs again, having shut the door—in the course of a few minutes I heard a crash, and went upstairs, and found a hole in the shop window, and a box containing money had been taken away—it contained two crown pieces, two four-shilling pieces, three half-crowns, three two-shilling pieces, three shilling pieces, and ten threepenny pieces, all Jubilee coins—the box was close to the glass—a hand put in through the window could have taken it out—I gave information to the police—I produce a stone which I found on the window-sill.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his statement before the Magistrate and in his defence stated that he did not do it, and that the two threepenny pieces which he gave to Mrs. Emmett he had given sixpence for.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18880130-257-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-257-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<p>258.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS PERRY</hi> </persName> was
<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted
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<interp inst="t18880130-258-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18880130-258-offence-1 t18880130-name-82"/>Michael Frankells</persName>.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880130-name-83" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880130-name-83" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-83" type="surname" value="FOREST"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-83" type="given" value="EDMUND JOHN"/>EDMUND JOHN FOREST</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Michael Frankell, pawnbroker, of 243, Victoria Park Road—on the early morning of 9th</p>
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<p>January, between half-past 4 and 5, I was aroused by the police, and was shown the shutter of the shop, the panel of which was broken—it was secured by a bar right along, and the bar was bent—I found the prisoner in the custody of a constable when I got down.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880130-name-84" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880130-name-84" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-84" type="surname" value="BARNETT"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-84" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BARNETT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman J</hi> 458). On the early morning of 9th January, about 4. 15, I was on duty in Victoria Park Road, and saw the prisoner there—he had what appeared to be the head of a pick on his shoulder—he then walked away, and was absent about 10 minutes, and then returned, looking carefully around—he then approached Mr. Frankell's shop, and inserted the end of the pick behind the bar of the shutter, and gave a leverage and smashed the shutter—he was then disturbed by a constable approaching, and walked rapidly away—I kept observation on him, and saw him enter a mews at the back of the Alexandra public-house in Victoria Park Road—in about two minutes he emerged from there, having left the pick behind, and came back again and tried a second time the shutter of Mr. Frankell's shop, and I then took him in custody—I have not found the pick.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I know nothing at all about it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18880130-258-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18880130-258-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-258-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. —
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-258-18880130 t18880130-258-punishment-16"/>Nine Months' Hard Labour concurrent on each indictment</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18880130-259-charge-2" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-259-18880130 t18880130-259-offence-1 t18880130-259-verdict-1"/>
<p>259.
<persName id="def1-259-18880130" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-259-18880130" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE WINN</hi> (27)</persName> and
<persName id="def2-259-18880130" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def2-259-18880130" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="def2-259-18880130" type="surname" value="MAY"/>
<interp inst="def2-259-18880130" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM MAY</hi> (30)</persName>
<rs id="t18880130-259-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18880130-259-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-259-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="pocketpicking"/>, Stealing a watch, chain, and locket, of
<persName id="t18880130-name-87" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18880130-name-87" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-87" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-87" type="given" value="JOHN PALLATTO STRACHAN"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18880130-259-offence-1 t18880130-name-87"/>John Pallatto Strachan Smith</persName>, from his person.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880130-name-88" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880130-name-88" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-88" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-88" type="given" value="JOHN PALLATTO STRACHAN"/>JOHN PALLATTO STRACHAN SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am a journalist, and live at Mount Pleasant House, Dartford—on 14th January, about two in the morning, I was walking up Fleet Street with a friend, and there was a slight hustle, and then I felt a snatch at my waistcoat, and saw two persons as I thought running away—I called out "Stop them," and when I saw them next they were in custody—at that time I was wearing a watch and this chain, part of which was taken from me—I cannot identify the prisoners.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880130-name-89" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880130-name-89" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-89" type="surname" value="SOAMES"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-89" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SOAMES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 320). On 14th January, about two o'clock, I was on duty in Fleet Street, and saw the last witness with a friend walking up Fleet Street on the south side towards Temple Bar—shortly after that I heard a cry of "Stop thief," and turned round and saw May running across the street and Winn following him—I stopped May and caught hold of him by the shoulder and right arm, and he threw the watch out of his left hand—I picked it up and took him to the station—Cheeseman stopped Winn.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880130-name-90" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880130-name-90" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-90" type="surname" value="CHEESEMAN"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-90" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE CHEESEMAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 516). I was in Fleet Street, and saw the two prisoners standing at the corner of Bouverie Street watching the prosecutor and his friend—they then followed them along to Ser jeants' Inn, where I lost sight of them—a few minutes later I heard a cry of "Stop thief," saw Winn running, and caught him in Crane Court—he said "I have not got the watch"—that was before I said anything to him—I then took him to the station, where he was charged, and said nothing.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Winn in his defence stated he was walking down Fleet Street, and saw five or six men and a woman surrounding the prosecutor, and heard the prosecutor say "I have lost my watch;" that the men then ran away, and he ran away also, but that he had nothing to do with the watch.</hi> </p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">May in his defence stated that he was walking down Fleet Street, and saw the prosecutor being hustled by five or six men and a woman, that the woman then got away from them, and put the watch into his hand, and he ran away, thinking it was all right.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18880130-259-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. —
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18880130-259-punishment-17" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-259-18880130 t18880130-259-punishment-17"/>Nine Months' Hard Labour each</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>260.
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18880130-260-offence-1 t18880130-name-92"/>Charles Adams</persName> with intent to resist his lawful apprehension.
<hi rend="italic">Second Count</hi>, with intent to do grievous bodily harm.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GREENWOOD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">CHARLES ADAMS</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman J</hi> 34). On 21st December, about three a.m., I was in St. Peter Street, Mile End, and heard a dog barking—I went towards the noise, and saw the prisoner standing by the side front door of No. 53 in the same street—I asked him what was the matter—he said "Nothing"—thinking something was wrong, I pushed the little gate open in front and went in—as soon as I did so the prisoner and another man who was standing behind him made a rush towards the gate—I caught hold of the prisoner, and we had a violent struggle for a minute or so, my helmet being knocked off in the struggle—whilst struggling with him the other man struck me with some sharp instrument at the back of the neck—he then got at the front of me and made a blow towards my face—I put up my left arm, and the instrument went through my coat tunic and shirt into my arm—I then let go the prisoner and struck that man with my truncheon—as I did so the prisoner dealt me a very heavy blow on the right side of the head, which felled me to the ground insensible—when I came to I was taken to the station and seen by the doctor, and I am now under his care—I next saw the prisoner at Bishops gate Station on 22nd January, and identified him from a number of others—he was then clean shaven, as he is now, but he was wearing full whiskers at the time—during the struggle three keys got knocked from the prisoner's hand, and I picked them up by the side of my helmet, which was lying on the ground, and handed them to the sergeant at the station—at the police-court, after I had given my evidence, the prisoner asked to be allowed to see these keys, and after examining them he said "They were taken from my room by the man who fetched me out there," meaning the detective who apprehended him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner never cross-examined me; he did not say a word to me—the gate is about three or four yards from the house—I only saw the prisoner at the door at first, and when I opened the gate they both rushed towards it—the prisoner was wearing a beard then, and when I picked him out at the station he was like he is now.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I have not the slightest doubt that he is the man—I also identified him by his voice.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18880130-name-93" type="given" value="PATRICK"/>PATRICK QUINLAN</persName> </hi>. I am deputy divisional surgeon of police at Bishops gate Station—I was called to the station to see the last witness on the morning of 21st December, and found he had a wound at the back of his neck and another at the back of his left forearm, and his clothing was cut corresponding to the wound in the arm—he had also a contusion over part of the right parietal bone—I saw him home myself—they were sharp, clean cut, incised wounds, and were inflicted by some sharp instrument—the wound on the head was a contused one, and might have been inflicted with a blunt instrument—after he had been home about four hours I saw him again, and he was then suffering from compression of</p>
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<p>the brain—he has been on the sick list ever since—his life was in danger for some time, and he may never be able to resume duty again in consequence of these injuries—he has sudden attacks of giddiness.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18880130-name-94" type="given" value="EDMUND"/>EDMUND CHILDS</persName> </hi>. I live at St. Peter's Road, Mile End—about three on the morning of 21st December I was called by the police, and next morning I went to my side door, and saw marks on it as of a chisel—I think the sergeant had a chisel, which was found in the prisoner's pocket when apprehended, and he compared that instrument with the marks, and it tallied with the marks on the door.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18880130-name-95" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES ADAMS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Recalled</hi>). I heard the prisoner's voice on this morning when he said "Nothing," and at the station, when he said he had never struck the policeman.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18880130-name-96" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WALLER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant J</hi>). About 1 o'clock in the morning of 22nd January I went to a house in Lisburn Street, Bishopsgate, and there took the prisoner—before taking him to the station I searched him, and in his breast coat pocket I found this chisel—in the morning, about 7 o'clock, Sergeant Adams came, and the prisoner was placed among a number of others, and he identified him readily—at the station the prisoner said "I never struck a policeman in my life, I have always treated them civilly"—he then turned to Adams, and said "I never saw you before in my life; "Adams said "Now I have heard your voice, I am positive you are the man"—these three keys were given to me on the morning of 21st December, at 5 o'clock, and they have been in my possession ever since—at the police-court, after Adams had given his evidence, the prisoner said "May I be allowed to look at those keys?"—by the order of the Magistrate they were handed to him, and he said "These keys were taken from my room on Saturday night, when they took me away"—I found that this chisel fitted the marks exactly on Mr. Child's door, close to where the lock is.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18880130-name-97" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES PEARN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant J</hi>). I produce the keys—at 4 a.m. on 21st December I was in charge of Bishopsgate Police-station, when Sergeant Adams came in, accompanied by a policeman; he handed me these three keys, and I sent for Sergeant Waller and handed them over to him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18880130-260-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">He then</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>**
<hi rend="italic">to a previous conviction at this Court, on</hi> 23
<hi rend="italic">rd March</hi>, 1885,
<hi rend="italic">in the name of
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<interp inst="t18880130-name-98" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>William Wiggins</persName>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-260-18880130 t18880130-260-punishment-18"/>Fifteen Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, January</hi> 31
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1888.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<p>261.
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<p>262.
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. her money.—</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-262-18880130 t18880130-262-punishment-20"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi>
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<p>263.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">SYDNEY MONTAGUE LAWRENCE</hi> (40)</persName>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.,</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.,</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.,</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. by false pretences.</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-263-18880130 t18880130-263-punishment-21"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> And
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to obtaining the same by false pretences.</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—they had been on a tray in front of the window when I shut the shutters.</p>
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<interp inst="t18880130-name-109" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES SMITH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>). I was on duty in Finch Street, at the corner of Spelman Street, and saw the two prisoners at Mr. Jacobs', with the shutters and parlour window wide open—I watched them two or three minutes, they saw me, dropped these articles, and ran away—I ran and caught Murphy; he said "What do you want?"—I said "You come back with me to the window, I will show you what I want"—I took him back and showed him the window, he said "That is notthing, I can't get many months for that"—I took him to the station.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Murphy.</hi> I was about thirty yards from the window, and saw you taking the things out and depositing them on the pavement—I took you 50 yards off, not 150.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I can swear to both prisoners; I saw them both reaching the things out at the window from a table inside, and putting them on the pavement.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880130-name-110" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18880130-name-110" type="given" value="AARON"/>AARON HAYES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 113). On 8th January, about 1.40 a.m., I saw Smith running after Murphy, and I ran after Foss, caught him and took him back to Mr. Jacobs', he said "What have I done?"—I said "You will have to come back with me and see what you have done"—the shutters were open; I aroused Mr. Jacobs, who identified these things at the station—I found them just outside the house.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Foss.</hi> You were walking very fast.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoners in their defence stated that they met accidentally, and the constable immediately arrested them; they denied knowing anything about the charge, and stated that they were hard-working men.</hi> </p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-265-18880130 t18880130-265-punishment-23"/>Nine Months' Hard Labour each</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>266.
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18880130-266-offence-1 t18880130-name-112"/>Charles Albert Statham</persName>, and stealing a clock and other articles.
<hi rend="italic">Second Count</hi>, for harbouring and maintaining a man unknown who had committed the said housebreaking.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. POLAND, MEAD</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PARTRIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18880130-name-113" type="given" value="CHARLES ALBEBT"/>CHARLES ALBEBT STATHAM</persName> </hi>. I am a master carman, of 4, Frederick Place, Mile End—on Christmas Day, about 3 p.m., I locked up my house securely and went out, leaving no one inside—I returned about 1. 30 or 2 o'clock next morning, and when I got inside, the drawing-room door was open and the room in disorder; I missed a marble clock, a silver cruet stand, 13 silver spoons, and other articles, worth about 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; some</p>
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<p>were taken from other rooms—they were all safe when I left—I have seen them all since.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18880130-name-114" type="given" value="EUGENE"/>EUGENE BRADSHAW</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant K</hi>). I saw Inspector Griggs yesterday—he has broken his leg and cannot get out of bed—he gave evidence before the Magistrate—the prisoner had the opportunity of cross examining him. (
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">objected to the Inspector's deposition, as owing to his injury he had not signed it.</hi>) I went with Inspector Griggs on 26th December, about 3 a.m., to 2, Fuller Street, Malmsbury Road, Bow—that is a private house—we had received information about 2. 30—I knocked, and a female voice inside said "Who is there?"—I said "Never mind who we are, open the door; I want to see you very pressing"—the door was not opened—I knocked again, and there was no answer—I saw through the glass panel of the door, somebody walking about inside, apparently a woman—I knocked again, and the prisoner opened the door in her nightdress only—we had been about 20 minutes at the door—I was in plain clothes and the Inspector was in uniform—we went in and I said "We are police officers, and we have a suspicion that you have stolen property on your premises"—she said "I know nothing about it"—we entered the back parlour, which is used as a bedroom—there was a full-sized bed made up for two persons, and it had recently been occupied by two persons—I saw this clock on the mantelpiece, and on the sofa various articles which have been identified in four other cases—the whole of Mr. Statham's property was found on that sofa, carelessly laid down—I found this
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi> on the floor under the bed (it is of the finest steel), and locked up in a writing desk I found a seven-chambered revolver not loaded, and two boxes of cartridges; also this small pistol (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—on a sideboard in the same room I found two skeleton keys and three files—I went into the kitchen on the same floor, and noticed that the side door leading to the back yard was wide open—I said "Who has gone out of here?"—the prisoner said "He let himself out"—I said "Who let himself out?"—she said "My lodger"—I said "Where did he sleep?"—she said "In the back parlour"—I said "Where do you sleep?"—she said "In the kitchen"—there was a bed made up on a chair in the kitchen, and the prisoner's boy, about 12 years old, was sleeping there—I found no traces of the man—he could get from the yard on to the Great Eastern Railway line, or into a timber yard—I took the prisoner in custody, and she was charged by the acting Inspector with being concerned with a man not in custody in housebreaking and receiving—she said "Very well, thank you, I know nothing about it"—her ordinary day clothes were hanging in the back parlour where the bed was; she put them on to come to the station in—I saw this
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi> tried at Mr. Statham's house; it corresponded with some marks there—the prisoner's husband gave me this rent-book after she was in custody—some property has been identified as coming from Mr. Bliss, 8, Upper Montagu Street, Mile End, on 17th September—the lock of the front door had been smashed, and also the beading—I examined them the next morning—the house of Mr. Apps, 110, St. Mary's Road, Peckham, was opened on October 1st apparently with a key, as there was no breakage—on 16th October Mr. Bevan's house, 18, Coborn Road, Bow, was opened with a false key, and the shop parlour ransacked of various articles of jewellery and money; also Mrs. Newstead's house, but another officer will prove</p>
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<p>that—the property is here, and has been identified—the prisoner's husband is here, and her son, Charles Bruce Ward.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I found two rent-books on the premises—the rent
<lb/>book showing that the house was let to her at 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week was handed to me by her husband—I do not know why he is separated from her—I did not ask him to come here—I found a rent-book of Mr. Hyland—she dressed herself in the back parlour in her outdoor dress, and went to the kitchen for her boots—a small clock was found in the kitchen; excepting that all the produce of the burglary was found in the back parlour—she did not tell me that the ground floor and back parlour were the two rooms let to Hyland—other lodgers were in the house, an old lady and gentleman; they are not here—from the general appearances there is no doubt in my mind that the prisoner occupied four rooms—she is the land lady of the house and the other rooms are let—I do not know that a burglar occupied two rooms, and bolted—I do not know that there was a burglar there; she said that her lodger had gone out there—I found spurs and straps and a pair of gaiters belonging to Mr. Apps, in a cupboard—a spirit kettle was on one of the sideboards—the cupboard was fastened, but it could be opened without a key—I found Mr. Beyan's two tankards in the parlour, and Mr. Bliss's scent stopper and a Dutch metal brooch in the front parlour—I also found an American clock of Mrs. Newstead's and a brown leather hand-bag in the back parlour—Plenty of things were found in the kitchen, a tremendous lot, which are not identified and not brought here.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I found 87 pawn tickets under the bed and mattress relating to jewellery, plated goods, and other articles pledged between April and December—I am trying all I can to trace the owners—Hyland cannot be found at present—the front and back parlour, the kitchen, and the scullery appeared to be all occupied together—the old lady and gentleman had the upper part; they were none in the kitchen.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi> Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">PURCELL</hi>. All the pawn-tickets were concealed in the bed in the back parlour; there were none in the kitchen.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18880130-name-115" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18880130-name-115" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT THOMPSON</persName> </hi> I live at 169, Tredegar Road, Bow, and collect the rent at 2 Fuller Street, Weekly—this is the rent book—I let the prisoner the whole house eight months ago in the name of Mrs. Ward—13.6 means June 13, it is one week 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I entered the rent in the book and initialled it—the last payment was December 13—I saw a man there once who the prisoner said was her brother—I wrote this since she has been in custody.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> She took the whole house unfurnished and let a portion of it—while she was in custody the landlord distrained on her goods, but al the things were not taken; her husband paid the balance of the account and took away the things that were there—there was more there than would satisfy my claim—a fortnight was owing on Boxing Day, and then the landlord distrained on the goods and gave me the money and took away the furniture.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18880130-name-116" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE BLISS</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Aaron Bliss, of 8 Upperr Montague Street, Mile End Road—on 19th September our house was entered between 7.30 and 9 p.m.—I missed a lady's small 18 gold keyless watch a gold bracelet, 5 diamonds, and a gold chain attached, a small necklace and chain a gold necklace, a locket with garnets a purse, a needlecase, two Silver thimbles, a gold enamel ring set with diamonds, a gold ring</p>
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<p>and a dark brown overcoat—this gold brooch with emerald centre (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is mine; that was among the things stolen, and so is this glass scent stopper, and this is what it belongs to.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18880130-name-117" type="surname" value="APPS"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-117" type="given" value="THOMAS ROBERT BARCLAY"/>THOMAS ROBERT BARCLAY APPS</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor, of 110, St. Mary's Road, Peckham—on 1st October my house was left with no one in charge between 7 and 8 p.m., and some persons entered it with a false key and took away a quantity of article, among which were a buff leather Glad
<lb/>stone bag containing riding boots, spurs, and straps, a biscuit box, a skirt, and a jacket, those are all here; I have identified them.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18880130-name-118" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18880130-name-118" type="given" value="HARRIETTE"/>HARRIETTE BEAVAN</persName> </hi>. My husband is a haberdasher, of Coborn Road, Bow—on 18th October our house was entered between 6. 30 and 10.30 by a false key—no one was there—I came home and missed four gold rings, a large opal brooch, a cameo brooch, two tankards, a red leather purse containing 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., an overcoat, a walking-stick, and an umbrella—these are the tankards and this is the purse—no money was in it when found.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18880130-name-119" type="given" value="ANNIE"/>ANNIE NEWSTEAD</persName> </hi>. I am a widow, and live at 4, Greenwood Street, Dalston—on 13th December, about 2. 30 or 3 p.m., I went out, leaving no one in the house, but leaving it all safe—I returned at a little before 5 and missed a nickel lever alarm clock, a brown leather bag, a coat, and a purse—the place was not broken, it was entered by a key—this clock, purse, and bag (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) are mine.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I gave about 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for the clock; you can get them cheaper.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of receiving the goods and harbouring the man.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-266-18880130 t18880130-266-punishment-24"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FOURTH COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, January</hi> 31
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1888.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<p>267.
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<p>268.
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-268-18880130 t18880130-268-punishment-26"/>Eight Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> And
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<p>269.
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18880130-270-offence-1 t18880130-name-127"/>Charles Brie</persName>, and stealing a watch and chain and a coin, his property.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KEITH FRITH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">efended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880130-name-128" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880130-name-128" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-128" type="surname" value="BRIE"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-128" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES BRIE</persName> </hi>. I am a musician, of 4, Whitfield Street, Tottenham Court Road—on 10th September I was in Hanover Court, about 12.45 a.m.—the prisoner put one leg between my legs, throwing me violently on the ground, breaking my thigh bone, and injuring my knee cap and my foot—he took my watch and chain from my waistcoat pocket, and an imitation spade guinea; my thigh being broken I was unable to move, and he walked quietly up to the top of the court, where I lost sight of him—a man carried me home, and a market man took me to the hospital in a cab—I was in the hospital about 10 weeks—in the beginning of</p>
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<p>January I was close to Covent Garden Theatre, and saw the prisoner—I described him when I was in the hospital I afterwards picked him out of about 14 other persons at the station—I have no doubt he is the man.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had not seen the man before—the robbery was done very quickly, and I was grievously assaulted, but I was not dazed, and I had the prisoner's face in front of me—I gave my evidence at the police-court; a witness was called for the prisoner, and he was admitted to bail.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880130-name-129" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880130-name-129" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-129" type="surname" value="PEDDAR"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-129" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT PEDDAR</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective E</hi>). I received a communication from Brie on 10th September—on January 4th I saw the prisoner in Hart Street—I told him that I and another constable were police officers, and that I should take him on suspicion for having assaulted a gentleman, and robbing him of his watch and chain on 10th September, 1887—I took him to the station—he was placed with 12 or 14 others, and Mr. Brie immediately identified him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> His master was called at the police-court, and gave him a good character, and Mr. Vaughan admitted him to the bail of 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880130-name-130" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880130-name-130" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18880130-name-130" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN PALMER</persName> </hi>. I reside at 8, St. James' Street, Covent Garden, a coffee-house—the prisoner has been in my employment twice—about eight years ago for 12 months right off, and then as odd man until April last—I took him into my service again from 26th April to 11th October—our business closed at 7 o'clock—he would then be at liberty till 10. 30 or 11, when the house is closed—he slept in the house every night except Saturday—the house was fastened at 11 o'clock, but he could return any time between 7 and 11.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I know nothing against him—I have known the neighbourhood for years—he had been living in Hart Street, which is within 50 yards of the robbery—he has never attempted to get away from the neighbourhood since 10th September, and has been under my notice—the young men came in at 11 o'clock at the latest—the house
<lb/>keeper would know when he came in—he slept in the same bed with Holmes the foreman—the housekeeper would report any one coming in late, but they would not be let in after 11 o'clock.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880130-name-131" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880130-name-131" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-131" type="surname" value="HOLMES"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-131" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER HOLMES</persName> </hi>. I am foreman to Mr. Palmer—the prisoner was in his service in September—I slept at Palmer's on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays—the prisoner slept in the same bed—he is not now in Mr. Palmer's employment—he was not allowed out later than 11 o'clock—as long as they were in at that time we took no further notice, but if any one had come at 1 o'clock the bell would not be answered—I was the first down in the morning—if any one had stopped out I should have been the person to have let him in, and it would have been my duty to report to the master—that does not often happen—it has occurred about 18 months ago—the prisoner slept with me on the night of the robbery—he went to bed about the usual time—he was in his bed at a quarter to 1, and he was there when I woke up in the morning—I only remember his being out once, on October 4th—I remember it, because he left five days afterwards.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>. The housekeeper is not here—she was examined at Bow Street, but I did not hear her statement—I have known the prisoner about seven years—the day after the robbery he was going about his duties as usual.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I heard of the robbery soon after it happened—</p>
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<p>heard the prisoner tell my master about it, and advise him not to go up that court, as he used to go up there sometimes—I fix the day, because the 10th would have been a Saturday, and the prisoner always stopped in on a Saturday night, and if he had not been in the master would immediately have dismissed him—I hardly think he could be let in late by his fellow-servants without my knowing it—he could not get in without some one letting in him—he has not a key, and I slept with him the same night.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> If the housekeeper had let him in it would have been her duty to report it—so with regard to the others.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880130-name-132" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18880130-name-132" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE PARKER</persName> </hi>. I keep the Ship public-house, Hanover Court—on this Saturday morning, about 12. 45, I heard someone calling out "Murder!"—I got out of bed, looked out at my window, and asked what was the matter—I saw the prosecutor—I thought it was a police
<lb/>man—he said "My leg is broken"—I saw two men feeling his pockets—I went down in my shirt and lit the gas, and then went out—the men had gone away—I should know one of the men if I saw him again—he appeared to be deaf and dumb by his motions—the prosecutor was carried away by a man in a corduroy suit—I saw the two men come back again, and a running stream like blood—the men put their fingers in it and smelt them, and there was a third party there who said it was only beer—I saw them altogether for about a quarter of an hour; not all the time—the first time when I went downstairs was the longest time, and the second time was for about five minutes—I have seen the prisoner before—I am certain he is not one of the men who committed the robbery—they were taller men; nearly as tall as I am.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When I looked out I saw two men stooping over him, but they had gone away when I got down—he complained of being robbed and injured—I saw the men come back again, and I watched them for five minutes—they went into a lodging-house next door—I explained to my neighbours next day, and gave a description of the men—about two days afterwards I told the detective about it, and he went to see the prosecutor in the hospital—I did not recognise the prosecutor that night—the prisoner is not tall enough to be one of the men who robbed the prosecutor—they were two stout, big men.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I saw them feeling in his pockets when he was on the ground—I halloaed through the window "What is the matter? wait a minute"—I ran downstairs, and I saw a man picking him up—I saw the men I had seen come back and go into the house next door—I told the police about that the next day, or a day or two after, and I went to the neighbours on the opposite side, and told them what had happened, and described the sort of men they were, and how they were dressed, but I did nothing that night—I went to bed—I did not go out of my own door, but simply undid the door, and when the man was taken away I went upstairs—hearing talking again I looked out again, and then recognised the two men, and I had them in my sight for about five minutes.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>. I did not see the prisoner that night—he came occasionally to my house as an ordinary customer, and the prosecutor came occasionally—I do not think either of them were there that day—they did not usually come together—they would see each other there—both of</p>
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<p>them were at the theatre at times—I have seen them there as late as 11 o'clock—I close at 12. 30.</p>
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<p>271.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WALTER WIGGER</hi> </persName> was
<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18880130-271-offence-1 t18880130-name-134"/>Charles Brie</persName> and occasioning him actual bodily harm. </rs>
<hi rend="italic">No evidence was offered.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18880130-271-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="noEvidence"/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<p>272.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE JONES</hi> (24)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18880130-272-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880130-name-137" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880130-name-137" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-137" type="surname" value="MAHER"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-137" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID MAHER</persName> </hi>. I live at 6, Sydney Street, Islington—on the evening of the 17th January I secured the doors and windows of my house—about five a.m. I heard a knock at the street door—I got up and went down, and found two policemen there, and the locks of the street and shop doors broken—from the shop I missed seven rolls of cloth, two rolls of cotton cord, one jacket, and some buttons, which were safe the previous evening—I afterwards identified them at the station—I have a portion of the cloth that I cut the stolen cloth from in my possession.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880130-name-138" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18880130-name-138" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL BREALEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman G</hi> 252). About 1.45 a.m. on the 18th I saw the prisoner in Rawstorne Street, Goswell Road, carrying a loose bundle—I went towards him and he walked faster—I started running and he threw the bundle over some railings—I gained upon him, when he appeared drunk—I brought him to where the parcel was thrown over the railings, and then to the station—I went back and got the bundle from over the railings—it was taken to the police-court, and the Magistrate allowed the prosecutor to take it away, because he was poor, and it was his whole stock-in-trade—in it were seven pieces of cloth, two pieces of cotton cord, a boy's jacket, ready-made, and a card of buttons.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I said "I believe they are women's clothes"—I shied my lantern in your face—I kept you in the road about 10 minutes—it was just three o'clock when you were charged—it was a quarter to two when I caught you.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I did not lose sight of the prisoner only just when he turned the corner—I had been 30 yards behind him, and then I was not more than 20 yards behind—the area the bundle was thrown down is about 12 feet deep—I stayed with the prisoner till another constable came up.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880130-name-139" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880130-name-139" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18880130-name-139" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE SELLER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman G</hi> 258). About 4.40 on 18th January I went to Maher's shop, looked at the front door, and saw a slight graze on the inner part of the post—I called Maher up, and, upon entering another passage, saw that the shop door had been forced by a
<hi rend="italic">jemmy;</hi> there were marks of it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I do not know where this gentleman's place is. If he cannot identify women's clothes he cannot identify me. I had a child lying dead, and went to get some cards, and had to bury it next day. I would not do a mean and paltry action like that.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18880130-272-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. —
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-272-18880130 t18880130-272-punishment-28"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>273.
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<interp inst="def1-273-18880130" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">SAMUEL JONES</hi> (21)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18880130-273-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, Stealing a trunk, and saddle and bridle, and other articles, the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18880130-273-offence-1 t18880130-name-141"/>Henry Seymour King</persName>.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18880130-name-142" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman G</hi> 266). About one p.m. on 9th January I was in John Street, Clerkenwell—the prisoner came and asked me if I knew anything about a trunk being stolen in the City about a fortnight before Christmas—in further conversation we made an appointment to meet at eight p.m.—I did so; he was the worse for drink—he asked if I knew what was in the case—I said "Yes"—he said "There was a saddle and bridle in the case"—I said "Yes"—he said "Do you know the maker's name is Davis?"—I said "Yes, quite right"—he said "There was also a pair of socks in the trunk, and a jacket and waistcoat"—I said "Yes"—he said "What is more, I can tell you where the trunk is; I put the trunk away in my name"—I said "Yes"—he said "If you will go with me I will show you"—I went with Police-constable Reed to Neighbour's Auction Rooms, Old Street—the prisoner went into the shop and we followed him—he said "I want to look at the trunk I received 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on which I left the other night, "and he pointed to a trunk standing on a shelf, and said "That is the one"—it was taken down from the shelf and he said "These are two detectives; don't sell it; I think there is something wrong about it"—then we left the shop, and the prisoner made an appointment for a quarter of an hour or 20 twenty minutes later—we then met him, and he took us from 15, Hampstead Terrace, where we had appointed to meet him, to Spencer Street, to point out the man—he took us to 10, Jerusalem Court, Clerkenwell, and knocked at the door—it was opened and he went in—in a few minutes he was thrown out into the court—I said to the other constable "We had better go away"—the prisoner said "He is there, but he won't come out"—then we walked to St. John Street Road again, and a little time we went back to the house—the prisoner knocked at the door again—it was opened, and after a few minutes he came away and said "He has gone; he has been gone about a week"—he then gave us a full description of the man who stole the trunk, but said he did not know his name—they called him
<hi rend="italic">Ted</hi>, and that he came from Notting Hill—Edwin Bridge, who is here, comes from Notting Hill—I took the prisoner in custody—he said he knew where the saddle and bridle had been disposed of, and where the jacket and waistcoat had been pledged, but he has not told us any more about it—when I first met him he was sober.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> You had another
<hi rend="italic">chap</hi> with you when I first saw you, who left you—you said the trunk was yours, and that you had left it in your name and had got 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on it—there is a sale at the auction rooms, I believe, one night in the week—I know you used to keep stables—I have seen you there, but I did not know that you kept a shop—you kept a lot of rubbish, but it was not worth anything, some old nails and things, and some bird cages and rabbit hutches—I do not know how you get your living—I did not know that you had a donkey or pony, or anything of that sort—I saw you thrown out of the house—I have always known the place as Jerusalem Court, not as Jerusalem Passage—I made no inquiries at the house—the other constable was with me and saw you thrown out—he made no inquiries—I did not see that the left side of your face was swollen after you were in charge—you were rather dirty after being thrown in the road—I did not notice the bruise where you were hit—when you were detained at the station I made inquiries at Bishopsgate Street, but I did not go back to the house—I appeared at Guildhall three times—I believe I mentioned about
<hi rend="italic">Ted</hi> </p>
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<p>the last time or the second time—I did not give evidence the first time—I made inquiries at Jerusalem Passage a day or so afterwards.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The first time I was examined I said the prisoner had given me a full description, and I afterwards amplified that evidence—the witness Bridge answers to that description.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18880130-name-143" type="given" value="EDWIN"/>EDWIN BRIDGE</persName> </hi>. I am a coachman, and live at 33, Northampton Street, Clerkenwell—previous to January 2nd I lived at 10, Jerusalem Passage—I know the prisoner by sight as selling shrimps in the neigh
<lb/>bourhood—I never had any dealings with him in connection with a box—I have not seen the box before, but there are plenty like it—I do not know anything about it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was asked at the police-court "Are you brought here as the man I bought the trunk of"—I do not recollect having any dealings with you—I do not know that I am known by any nickname, but my short name is
<hi rend="italic">Ted</hi>—I used to live at Notting Hill some time ago.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880130-name-144" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880130-name-144" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-144" type="surname" value="LANGDALE"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-144" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE LANGDALE</persName> </hi>. I reside at 21, St. John's Wood Road—this trunk belongs to me—on 21st December it was packed, and on the 22nd it was dispatched for India—it contained some saddlery, a horse-rug, socks, books, and other articles—I enclosed it in a wooden case and sent it to Messrs. King and Co. to dispatch to India.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880130-name-145" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880130-name-145" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-145" type="surname" value="STRUDWICK"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-145" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH STRUDWICK</persName> </hi>. I am porter to Henry S. King and Co., of 65, Cornhill—Mr. Henry Seymour King is a partner—on 22nd December I received a wooden case addressed to R. Camberley—I cannot give the full address—the case was left in White Lion Court—about 4. 15 I received the case—about 4. 25 I saw it safe—about 4. 30, when I wanted it to go with others, it was missing.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880130-name-146" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880130-name-146" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-146" type="surname" value="LANGDALE"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-146" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE LANGDALE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). The address on the case was "R. Camberley, Almora, N. W. Provinces, India."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880130-name-147" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880130-name-147" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-147" type="surname" value="MORRIS"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-147" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MORRIS</persName> </hi>. I am an undertaker, of 10, Jerusalem Passage, Clerkenwell—on 9th or 10th January I heard a scuffle on the stairs—I saw the prisoner between 9.30 and 10 o'clock, or a little later—I looked at him and asked what he wanted there—he said he had been to see a party he wanted, called
<hi rend="italic">Ted</hi>—I understood him to mean Edwin Bridge, who lived at the top of the house a few weeks before, who I have seen here to-day—I said "He has gone away"—he refused to leave the house—he was drunk, and what called my attention to him more than anything was hearing him vomit on the stairs—I followed him downstairs, and instead of turning to the right to go out, he turned to the left—I asked what he was doing there, and said that was not the way out—I believe he asked for Bridge, but I cannot be quite clear—I am certain he asked for
<hi rend="italic">Ted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I threw you out because you refused to go out, and used obscene language—the police made no inquiries about the trunk—I never saw them there before they took you away.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880130-name-148" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880130-name-148" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-148" type="surname" value="NEIGHBOUR"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-148" type="given" value="JOHN WALTER"/>JOHN WALTER NEIGHBOUR</persName> </hi>. I am an auctioneer, of Old Street, St. Luke's—the prisoner came to my rooms on 29th December and brought this trunk—he said "I want you to put this in your next sale"—I said "Very well, I will do so"—he said "I want a little money on it"—I said "How much?"—he said "Four shillings"—I gave him 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You have bought at my house once or twice—it is the</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="188801300023"/>
<p>custom of dealers to ask an advance—you did not sell the trunk, only put it up to be sold.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880130-name-149" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880130-name-149" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-149" type="surname" value="GRAHAM"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-149" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM GRAHAM</persName> </hi>. I occupied one room on the second floor at 10, Jerusalem Passage—the house is let out in tenements—I have no lodger with me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw Morris put you out—I showed a light at the door—I know of no inquiries being made by the police at the house regarding you—they came afterwards, but I did not know anything about their coming.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880130-name-150" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880130-name-150" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-150" type="surname" value="WHITTING"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-150" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA WHITTING</persName> </hi>. I live at 10, Jerusalem Passage—I have no lodgers.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Some inquiries were made with regard to seeing you at the house—I saw you there on the 9th or 10th and heard the scuffle—I did not see you thrown out—the police inquired if I knew who you were—I know you were the party who came that night—I am not aware of any inquiries about the trunk.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880130-name-151" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880130-name-151" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-151" type="surname" value="JONES"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-151" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS JONES</persName> </hi>. On 10th January you came to my stand in the Central Fish Market—you brought some empty barrels, and asked me to mind them—you said you were going to Old Street Police-station to tell some
<lb/>thing about a trunk.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his defence stated that lie bouqht the trunk of a man at</hi> 10,
<hi rend="italic">Jerusalem Passage for</hi> 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">and hearing a conversation in a public-house which led him to believe it was stolen, he gave information to the police, but denied having said that the man's name was Ted, who lived at Notting Hill, and none of the information he had given to the police was wrong.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18880130-273-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<p>274.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM MURRAY</hi> (27)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18880130-274-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="breakingPeace"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-274-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="wounding"/>, Maliciously wounding
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18880130-274-offence-1 t18880130-name-153"/>James McMahon</persName>, with intent to do him grievous bodily harm.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. KEITH FRITH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">HUTTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880130-name-154" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880130-name-154" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-154" type="surname" value="MCMAHON"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-154" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES MCMAHON</persName> </hi>. I am a bricklayer, of 29, Mitcham Street, Edgware Road—on Christmas Eve, about 12 o'clock, I was in Edgware Road, outside the Metropolitan Music Hall, when the prisoner came to me—I had had a few words with him two or three months previous, and had not spoken to him for three months—I was talking to two friends—he called me away and said "Here, I want you,
<hi rend="italic">Mac;</hi> do you see this big fellow here? We are going to
<hi rend="italic">out</hi> him and have his b——y lot"—that meant make him senseless and rob him—I said "Are you? Not whilst you are in my company you will not take any liberty with him"—he said "You are a b——y
<hi rend="italic">nark</hi>"—that is one who stops a person from doing wrong by informing the police—I said "I am not a b——y
<hi rend="italic">nark.</hi> If you will come up and ask him I will see that he gives you 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., but you shall take nothing from him"—he took me by the collar and said "You b—y s—, take that," and shoved a long Spanish knife into me—I had seen the knife previously—he said "That is how I serve all b——y
<hi rend="italic">narks.</hi> I will put your b——y light out before I have done with you"—I said "I am stabbed"—a few people got round, and the two persons I was with put me in a cab and took me to the hospital—I did not see the prisoner again till his arrest—I have been convicted twice, and charged several times—these are my clothes; they show the place</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="188801300024"/>
<p>where the knife went in—I have had it sewn up in the overcoat, as I wanted it to wear—it went right through my clothes, cutting my brace right across—I had not heard him threaten me with the knife.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had often seen him before—I cannot remember the last occasion—we had not been drinking together previously—I may have seen him come into a billiard-room—I had seen the knife at the Green Man about two months previously, not since—I have an independent witness, named Grant, whom I have known six or seven months—I have no regular occupation—I was in work last April—I have been ill—I have been suffering from inflammation in the jaw—the only time I visited Grant at his house was to tell him he was wanted at the police-court—I had been with him to various public-houses—sometimes he comes every day into the same billiard-room—I do not go about with him in the evening to public-houses—I had not seen him before on the night he assaulted me, but I had been with Grant in the billiard-room, I might say for an hour—I do not know where Grant had been previous to that—Grant did not tell me that he had 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. about him in money till afterwards—a man named McDonald, who was with the prisoner, asked another man if Grant had any money—McDonald was not with me; Shaw was—I saw no bets made, and no money passed in the billiard
<lb/>room—I had not offered to fight the prisoner till after he stabbed me, when I said "Why don't you put your knife away and fight properly?"—I did not catch him by the collar, and say "Will you fight me now?"—I did not want to fight him long before the knife was drawn—I was not having a
<hi rend="italic">row</hi> with Shaw—I was never in the 19th Hussars, or in the Army, and if I was I should not answer questions which would incriminate myself—I was never the prisoner's enemy—we were not on bad terms, but if he had not spoken I should not—we had no
<hi rend="italic">row</hi>, only three or four words—I asked my friend where he lived—the prisoner thought very likely I should stand to do the robbery, and I did not do it—I have been at Brighton several times, and at Doncaster—I know the racecourse, but I never did any
<hi rend="italic">welshing</hi> there—I do not know what the Magistrate called it—I got three months for assaulting the police, and two months at Doncaster for
<hi rend="italic">welshing</hi>—I was charged at Brighton with stealing a watch, and committed for trial and acquitted—I was not charged with a murderous assault, but for what my brother had done, and was acquitted—I was not charged at Marylebone for kicking a man's eye out—I was charged with assaulting a poor man, and acquitted, and with assaulting the police, and acquitted for that—I have had 18 months for felony—I called witnesses when I was acquitted; all independent witnesses; people who had been in my company—I did not know that Grant had 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. about him, nor proposed to rob him, or I should not have had a knife in my stomach—it was not I who took the knife out—I was never in Grant's house but once, when I told him we were coming up to the police-court about him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880130-name-155" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880130-name-155" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-155" type="surname" value="GRANT"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-155" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE GRANT</persName> </hi>. I live at 3, Lodge Road, St. John's Wood—I was in Edgware Road on Christmas Eve, about 12 p.m., with McMahon, and saw the prisoner and some other men there—Murray called McMahon away from us, about 10 yards, and I heard them quarrelling afterwards—I walked up, and saw Murray take hold of McMahon and make a motion with his right hand—within a minute afterwards I saw a long Spanish knife like a chisel, or a long bright steel instrument—I did not take it</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="188801300025"/>
<p>in my hand—McMahon wanted to fight—I said "Don't kick up a
<hi rend="italic">row</hi> here"—he said "I am stabbed,
<hi rend="italic">Jack</hi>"—we got him in a cab, and took him to the hospital—I have known McMahon seven or eight months, and have seen him frequently during that time—he is an acquaintance—I have seen the prisoner, but have never spoken to him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have heard that McMahon has gone by the name of Maxey—I am landlord of 3, Lodge Road, and let the premises out—they are not let at present—I have been there 12 months—they have been let twice in that time—the tenants, two ladies, have gone away—they were ladies of a peculiar character, living under the protection of gentlemen—McMahon has been there once since this case has been on—I have seen him pretty well every night—I do not know that he is a fighting man—I do not know what he is—when I first met him he was making a book—I drank with him every night in the same public-houses—I had been in the billiard-room on this night playing at billiards—I do not recollect with whom—I was not the worse for drink—I might have stood drink to the company—I had not seen the prisoner till I saw him in Edgware Road—I had 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. about me—the prisoner made no assault upon me—the prosecutor, and Grant, and Shaw, were not having high words to my knowledge—there was no discussion going on between the prosecutor and other people, only with Murray—I have not gone in any other name but George Grant—I have been known as Frampton—I have been at the Isle of Wight, but not in penal servitude at Portland or Dartmoor under the name of Frampton—I have been locked up for being drunk—that is the only time I have been in trouble—I am a cook—I am not in service now—I do not go to gentlemen's houses—I was last in service about two years ago—since then I have not done much cooking.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I have not had a complaint or a charge against me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880130-name-156" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880130-name-156" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-156" type="surname" value="NORTON"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-156" type="given" value="HARVEY"/>HARVEY NORTON</persName> </hi>, M. D. I am the house surgeon at St. Mary's Hospital—the prosecutor was brought there about 12 o'clock on Christmas morning bleeding from a wound in his abdomen, three-quarters of an inch long and about half an inch deep—a sharp instrument like a knife would cause it—he is cured now—I did not think it dangerous enough to keep him in the hospital that night—the mark on the coat would be about the place where his wound was.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It is a perfectly perpendicular wound, quite straight.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880130-name-157" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880130-name-157" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-157" type="surname" value="RECORD"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-157" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM RECORD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant D</hi>). About 8 a.m. on January 17th I took the prisoner in the Tottenham Court Road on a warrant—I had been looking for him ever since the occurrence in consequence of information given to me by McMahon—he said "It serves the b——right"—I took him to the station, and he was charged—he made no other reply.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I know the prisoner; he is known to the police.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18880130-274-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18880130-274-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-274-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. —
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18880130-274-punishment-29" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-274-18880130 t18880130-274-punishment-29"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>275.
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<interp inst="def1-275-18880130" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-275-18880130" type="age" value="22"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN MURRAY</hi> (22)</persName> and
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<interp inst="def2-275-18880130" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS MURRAY</hi> (22)</persName>
<rs id="t18880130-275-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18880130-275-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="breakingPeace"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-275-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="wounding"/>, Feloniously wounding
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<interp inst="t18880130-name-160" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18880130-275-offence-1 t18880130-name-160"/>Thomas McMahon</persName>, with intent to do him bodily harm.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KEITH FRITH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880130-name-161" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880130-name-161" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-161" type="surname" value="MCMAHON"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-161" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS MCMAHON</persName> </hi>. About 2. 45 p.m. on 12th January I was in the Horse and Sacks public-house, Borough Road—the prisoners and a man named Ryan not in custody came in after I had been there about a minute—Tom Murray said "Now then, set about the
<hi rend="italic">sod"</hi> and all three</p>
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<p>pulled out of their trousers pockets a glass each, broken in half like this one produced—I turned to catch hold of Ryan when Tom Murray from behind shoved the glass in my head—I turned from Ryan to catch hold of Murray, and Jack Murray caught me by the back of my neck and cut it with his glass—four or five nights previously Jack Murray met me in Edgware Road and asked me if I meant going against his brother—he said "If I were you I should not, as you will make us all bad
<hi rend="italic">pals</hi>, and before you can go into the witness-box we mean murdering you"—I said "I will put up with that," and I had not seen them since till they came in with the glasses—as soon as the two Murrays had hit me with their glasses they ran out and left Ryan—I caught hold of Ryan and threw him on the ground—the Murrays came back and kicked me in the side, and ran away—I lost a great deal of blood, and was taken to the hospital and kept there eight days—my head was attended to.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The house surgeon examined me—I got four wounds on my head, and was black and blue about my body—I complained of being kicked to the men who used to dress me; I complained to Mr. Norton at the time; I did not say much—I could not see the wounds in my head—I have known Thomas Murray since the case has been on—when I was brought to the police-court both the Murrays were in custody—I had had a
<hi rend="italic">row</hi> with Ryan the night before the assault; we had a fight; I think it was finished; I do not know who got the worst of it—you have to go through other rooms to get into the billiard-room—I struck the prisoners and Ryan—the wounds are very nearly in the same place—the first blow opened my head, and others went into the bottom of it—the Murrays were kicking me when I had got Ryan on the ground and the barman was going for a policeman—I used to attend a boxing exhibition two years ago; I was not "M. C.," but doorman—disorderly characters were not allowed to come in—I was what you may term a
<hi rend="italic">chucker-out</hi>—I was not hitting Ryan when I was on the ground; I should have liked to, but I was not able—my head was cut, and I got hold of him round the neck—I was pulled away, and Ryan got up—I have not seen him since he ran away—John Murray was charged on 19th January—he was one of the men who struck me—the Murrays not only tried to get Ryan away, but struck me as well—I know a man named Reeve he did not see the beginning of it—Ryan did not say "You fought with me last night, but the fight was not finished, and we will finish it," or anything of the kind, and we did not then set to—they had not given me time to get the best of it—Ryan was not the only person who struck me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18880130-name-162" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am a glass and china dealer, of 55, Earle Street—I was at the Horse and Sacks public-house on the afternoon of 12th January—I saw the prisoners and McMahon there when I entered the house about 2. 30 p.m. in the next bar to myself—three men came in about 3 p.m.; the prisoners were two of them—a fight occurred about a second afterwards; they ran through the bar, and the fight occurred immediately—the prisoners ran away, and Ryan remained—the prisoners returned again in about two or three seconds—Ryan hit the prosecutor on the back of his head with a glass on the left side, and I saw blood fly out of his head, and the prosecutor said "Oh, my God," and put his hand up to his head, and the three ran up to me sharp—the prosecutor went to get a cab, and when he got to the bar he said "Will some one go to the hospital with me?"—I handed two hats to him—he said "That</p>
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<p>is not mine, the other is mine"—I handed him the other hat—I picked up a glass with the bowl broken like this one; it was covered with blood; it was standing in the corner.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not see the whole of the occurrence because the door was shut when the other man rushed in—the blood was flying out of his head.</p>
<p>
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<persName id="t18880130-name-163" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880130-name-163" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18880130-name-163" type="given" value="HERBERT"/>HERBERT JEFFRIES</persName> </hi>. I am barman at the Horse and Sacks, Borough Road—on 12th January I was serving behind the bar about 3 p.m., when the prisoner and another man came in—the prosecutor had been there about a minute—they rushed in, and I saw
<hi rend="italic">Tom</hi> Murray and Ryan strike the prosecutor—I did not see anything in their hands; they might have had glasses—I jumped over the counter and fetched a policeman—Smith picked up a broken glass and handed it to me—we have no glasses so common in our house—this is not my master's property.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880130-name-164" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880130-name-164" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-164" type="surname" value="REEVE"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-164" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES REEVE</persName> </hi>. I live at 458, Edgware Road—I am an agent for the Provident Association—I was in the billiard room of the Horse and Sacks between 2 and 8 p.m. on 12th January—I heard a noise in the bar and I went to see what was the matter—I saw the prosecutor struggling with a man not in custody, named Ryan—the prosecutor was bleeding a great deal from a wound in his head—the prisoners came in and kicked him while he was struggling with Ryan—they all decamped—I saw no more.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I cannot say whether they were having a stand-up fight or not—they were struggling together—I could not tell who was getting the best of it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880130-name-165" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880130-name-165" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-165" type="surname" value="STOLEY"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-165" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM STOLEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman F</hi> 154). At 9.10 p.m. on 18th January I was in Friday Street—John Murray was given into my custody by the prosecutor—I took him to the station, and he was charged in my presence—he said "You are making up a nice case for me"—when the charge was read over to him he made no reply.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880130-name-166" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880130-name-166" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-166" type="surname" value="RECORD"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-166" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM RECORD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer D</hi>). I arrested
<hi rend="italic">Tom</hi> Murray on 13th January at Vine Street—I told him I should take him for maliciously wounding James McMahon—he said "I meant to pay him for striking me on the night my brother stabbed him."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I sent William Donough to follow him, who gave him into my custody—he is not a policeman—I directed a policeman to take him to the station—he was given into custody first opposite the Criterion, and taken to Vine Street Station, Piccadilly.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880130-name-167" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880130-name-167" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-167" type="surname" value="NORTON"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-167" type="given" value="HARVEY"/>HARVEY NORTON</persName> </hi>. I am house surgeon at St. Mary's Hospital—the prosecutor was brought there on 12th January, bleeding from a wound in the head, and suffering from a shock to the system—his wound was attended to—I saw him about five minutes afterwards—I made a further examination of the wound—a large number of pieces of glass were re
<lb/>moved from it by my colleague and myself—I did not see my colleague remove any, but I saw some pieces by the bedside—he was placed in our casualty room, and then taken to the ward, where I removed some more pieces of glass—my colleague attended to him before I came downstairs—it was a lacerated wound about three and a half inches long, and ex
<lb/>posing the bone from some distance right through the scalp—a branch artery was cut, and the wound was dangerous—he lost a large quantity of blood—the wound might have been inflicted by the glass produced—</p>
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<p>no complaint was made of kicking or anything else till the following day, when he complained of stiffness.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The wound might have been done with one blow—there were two smaller wounds in one line.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> He was in the hospital seven or eight days.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18880130-275-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. —
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18880130-275-punishment-30" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-275-18880130 t18880130-275-punishment-30"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, February</hi> 1
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1888.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<p>276.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EDWARD GEORGE ARNAY GRAY</hi> (42)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18880130-276-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to unlawfully attempting to obtain 450
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18880130-276-offence-1 t18880130-name-169"/>Mr. Alhousen</persName> by false pretences.—</rs>
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<interp inst="t18880130-276-punishment-31" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-276-18880130 t18880130-276-punishment-31"/>One Month's Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>277.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EDWARD GEORGE ARNAY GRAY</hi> </persName> was again indicted
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<hi rend="italic">for the Prosecution, offered no evidence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18880130-277-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="noEvidence"/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<p>278.
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<interp inst="def1-278-18880130" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-278-18880130" type="surname" value="BLACKWELL"/>
<interp inst="def1-278-18880130" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS BLACKWELL</hi> </persName>
<rs id="t18880130-278-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18880130-278-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-278-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, Unlawfully forging and uttering a telegram.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WALLACE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FULTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880130-name-172" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880130-name-172" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18880130-name-172" type="given" value="ALFRED COOPER"/>ALFRED COOPER WOODWARD</persName> </hi>. I am the principal clerk in the General Post Office—I received this telegram "To Mr. Strong, Oatlands, Enfield Highway. Come to my office to-morrow, John Street, about 10, important. Baker."—the last word "important" is written over in pencil to make it more legible—the telegram was handed in at Chancery Lane Post Office on the night of 10th November.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880130-name-173" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880130-name-173" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18880130-name-173" type="given" value="ROBERT FERGUSSON"/>ROBERT FERGUSSON STRONG</persName> </hi>. I am a civil engineer, of Oatlands, Enfield Highway—I have known the defendant about three years—I received a telegram, which I have mislaid, on 10th January—this is a copy—on the 12th I met the defendant in the Strand, near the Law Courts—he took me into custody—I got him to do it at my solicitor's office—I went to Holloway Gaol and was imprisoned six weeks—on the way in a cab from Fetter Lane I said "You have got yourself into an awkward predicament by sending a telegram in Mr. Baker's name, I suppose you know that is forgery"—he said "Oh no, they cannot do anything to me, I have had advice about it, and there are more Bakers than one"—I said "That is the only Mr. Baker in John Street I know"—I have known Mr. Baker of John Street for some time—I have had business with him—he is a solicitor—I had had one or two telegrams from him; he was transacting business for me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I cannot remember whether I mentioned at the police-court about the defendant saying there were more Bakers than one, it certainly occurred in the cab—he did not show me Denham's authority to act as assistant bailiff, he showed it to my solicitor—I saw it in his hand—the Edmonton County Court Judge on 23rd June had committed me for default of payment of another person's debt—I was going about my business, I would not go in the bailiff's way—this telegram did not secure my arrest, but there was another telegram—I have not satisfied the Judgment.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I lived at Edmonton regularly for a month or six weeks after my committal on 23rd June.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880130-name-174" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880130-name-174" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-174" type="surname" value="BAKER"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-174" type="given" value="GODFREY ALEXANDER"/>GODFREY ALEXANDER BAKER</persName> </hi>. I am a member of the firm of Futvoye, Field, and Baker, of John Street, Bedford Row, solicitors—this telegram is not my writing nor that of anybody in my office—I have had business with Mr. Strong—I saw the defendant on 10th November at my office—he asked me if I knew anything about Mr. Strong—I said "Why do you ask it?"—he said "It is a secret, "and added "Well, I come from the High Bailiff"—I said "Oh, if that is the case I do not want to hear anything more about the matter, I won't have anything to do with it"—he said "I am sorry you can't help me, "and left—I did not give him any authority to send this telegram—he did not ask me for it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I only saw him on the 10th—he did not say anything about a committal order—I was not aware of one—I did not say I did not want him arrested in my office—I said at the police-court "Ido not remember the defendant asking me to help him to find Strong; he may have done so"—that referred to the words "High Bailiff"—I do not think anything was mentioned about arrest—I did not go into the question.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880130-name-175" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880130-name-175" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-175" type="surname" value="CLARKE"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-175" type="given" value="HARRY"/>HARRY CLARKE</persName> </hi>. I live at Tottenham, and am clerk to Mr. Baker—I produce the office call book—on 10th November I find my entry of the defendant calling—I saw him on the 11th walking up and down—I asked him if he wished to see Mr. Baker, he said "No; I have a war
<lb/>rant from the Edmonton County Court to arrest Mr. Strong, and in order to get him I sent a telegram to Mr. Strong, and used Mr. Baker's name, telling him to come to John Street to-day, and I sent it last night"—I said "Had you any permission to use Mr. Baker's name?"he said "I had."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am not sure that I told Mr. Baker what the defendant said about his having his authority, but I told the managing clerk in the afternoon.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880130-name-176" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880130-name-176" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-176" type="surname" value="BAKER"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-176" type="given" value="GODFREY ALEXANDER"/>GODFREY ALEXANDER BAKER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I do not remember Clark telling me the defendant had said he had my authority to use my name.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FULTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">submitted there was no case to go to the Jury, as the defendant, from his conversation with Mr. Baker's clerk, thought he had Mr. Baker's authority to use his name.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WALLACE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">contended that what was in the defendant's mind was immaterial, according to the</hi> 11
<hi rend="italic">th section of the Post Office Act</hi>, 1884,
<hi rend="italic">which said that "Every person who forges a telegram shall, whether he had or had not an intent to defraud, be guilty of a misdemeanour. "The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">considered that it was a case for the Jury.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18880130-278-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. —
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18880130-278-punishment-32" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-278-18880130 t18880130-278-punishment-32"/>Three Days' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>279.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">LOUIS DE MONTE</hi> (27)</persName>
<rs id="t18880130-279-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18880130-279-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-279-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>, Burglary in the dwelling-house of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18880130-279-offence-1 t18880130-name-178"/>James Cahill</persName>, and stealing a pair of brushes and a mantle, his property.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WATTS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and the evidence was interpreted to the prisoner.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880130-name-179" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880130-name-179" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-179" type="surname" value="CAHILL"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-179" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES CAHILL</persName> </hi>. I am an ironmonger's assistant—I live at 8, Red Lion Square—the manager, George Allsopp, is at Liverpool on business—on 23rd January I went to bed shortly before 12 o'clock on the third floor—I had fastened the front door by request at 9 o'clock—about 3 a.m. on the 24th my wife awoke me, I saw a light in the sitting-room—I got out of bed and heard more than one person going rapidly downstairs—I</p>
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<p>went down, opened the door, and called "Police"—a policeman came—I went upstairs, put some clothes on, and when I came down I saw the prisoner in the constable's hands—I found my wife's mantle on the stairs—it was in the sitting-room on the same flour the night before—a window in the basement was open—I found two brushes on my table which did not belong to me—also two hats and two pairs of shoes.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I did not see you in or near the house the previous day.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880130-name-180" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880130-name-180" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-180" type="surname" value="DAMPIER"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-180" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN DAMPIER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 274). On 24th January, about 3 a.m., I heard a policeman's whistle, and on running to 8, Red Lion Square I saw Cahill at the door, who spoke to me—I heard a noise in the basement and went downstairs—I found the kitchen window leading into the front area, open—I had passed the house about 1 o'clock—the window was then closed and fastened—I could see the fastening from outside—I got through the kitchen window and found the prisoner concealed under a ladder in the front area—I asked him what he was doing there—he said "Nothing"—I told him to come out; he had no hat or shoes on—I searched him at the station and found two pocket-books, a candle, a box of silent matches, and a putty-knife—I went back to the house and found two hats on the second-floor landing, and two pairs of boots in the second-floor back room—the prosecutor idenified one pair of boots and one of the hats.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I did not strike you—I gave you your boots back at the police-court but not the hat, I was ordered not to by the Magistrate—I did not strike you so that you became bewildered; you can understand English very well.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880130-name-181" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18880130-name-181" type="given" value="NATHANIEL"/>NATHANIEL ROGERS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 70). On 24th January, about 3. 10 p.m., I was on duty in Red Lion Square; I heard Mr. Cahill halloa "Police "and "Thieves"—I went there and found the prisoner concealed in the front area under a ladder—he was taken to the station—I examined the area window and found marks where the catch had been forced back, which corresponded with this knife, which was found on the prisoner.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisbner's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "My mate went in first and called me in."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his defence said that a man took him in to paper a room and ran away, that he tried to explain but could not make himself understood, so ran away too.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18880130-279-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-279-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. —
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18880130-279-punishment-33" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-279-punishment-33" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-279-18880130 t18880130-279-punishment-33"/>Nine Months' Hard Labour</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>280.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY WISE</hi> (29)</persName> and
<persName id="def2-280-18880130" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def2-280-18880130" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def2-280-18880130" type="age" value="23"/>
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<interp inst="def2-280-18880130" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM BRAY</hi> (23)</persName>
<rs id="t18880130-280-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
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<interp inst="t18880130-280-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, Stealing 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., the moneys of
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<interp inst="t18880130-name-184" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-184" type="surname" value="LEWIS"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-184" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18880130-280-offence-1 t18880130-name-184"/>Samuel Lewis</persName>.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUGGINS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LOWE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880130-name-185" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880130-name-185" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-185" type="surname" value="HIGGINSON"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-185" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA HIGGINSON</persName> </hi>. I am manageress to Mr. Samuel Lewis, of the Two Brewers, Shoe Lane—on 6th January, about 11.50 p.m., five men came in—I served them with a pot of ale—the prisoners are two of them—I left the bar in charge of a boy and went into the bar-parlour—I heard something on the stairs and opened the door—I saw a man—the boy made a communication, in consequence of which I went back to the bar, and missed a bowl of money which I had left there, with 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in gold and silver in it and 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. worth of bronze, wrapped in paper—I sent the boy for a policeman—the man on the stairs was shorter than the others, but it was dark; I could not recognise him.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I could see the bar from the bar-parlour—I was standing with my back to the bar—I was just finishing counting the money when the men came in and asked for the ale—I saw them enter the bar.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The men were sitting about three yards from where the bowl was.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880130-name-186" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880130-name-186" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-186" type="surname" value="CLARK"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-186" type="given" value="GEORGE FREDERICK"/>GEORGE FREDERICK CLARK</persName> </hi>. I am employed by Mr. Lewis, of the Two Brewers—I saw five men come in—the prisoners are two of them—Mrs. Higginson served them—she went to the bar-parlour—I stayed in the bar—one of the men jumped over the bar, took the bowl of money, and jumped back again, and all ran out—four were in the bar and one outside—I ran and told Mrs. Higginson—I went for a policeman—I next saw the prisoners in custody—I saw the five men talking together—they seemed to know each other.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was putting the coffee machine straight when they came in—I said at the police-court that the prisoners were not the men who robbed the bar—that is true—I saw one of the other men go out first—I called out "We have been robbed"—I did not say at the police-court that I could not identify the men—my deposition was read to me—I said another word which might mean that, I am no scholar.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880130-name-187" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880130-name-187" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-187" type="surname" value="WOOLLETT"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-187" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD WOOLLETT</persName> </hi>. I am night watchman at Pontifex and Wood's in Shoe Lane—on 6th January I saw four men leave the Two Brewers about 11. 45, one by one door and three by another—I saw Clark, and from what he said I kept the men in view; I never lost sight of them—I apprehended Wise, he walked towards Ludgate Circus—the man who came out at one door went up Robin Hood Court—I spoke to a police
<lb/>man—the prisoners are two of the men—I saw three of them taking money from papers and dropping the paper—I was about 50 yards off—I picked up the paper and handed it to the policeman I handed Wise to—the little one escaped.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When I first saw them I was nearer 100 than 200 yards from them, it might have been nearer 200—I did not see them throw anything away—I never lost sight of them.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880130-name-188" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880130-name-188" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-188" type="surname" value="WHEELDON"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-188" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE WHEELDON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 377). About 11.55 p.m. on 6th January, Woollett spoke to me and I followed him down St. Bride Street—he seized a man—the prisoners were walking on the other side of the street—I caught Bray—he slipped away; I caught him again—I had noticed the men before I was spoken to, handing something to one another—they appeared to see me and walked quickly towards Ludgate Circus and stopped—the prisoners were charged—they said they were innocent and they had been in the public-house and a man treated them—they gave addresses where I went and found they were not known—I found on Wise 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and on Bray 5 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I lost sight of the prisoners for about ten seconds.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18880130-280-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18880130-280-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-280-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, February</hi> 1
<hi rend="italic">st, Thursday</hi> 2
<hi rend="italic">nd, and Friday</hi> 3
<hi rend="italic">rd</hi>, 1888.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Hawkins.</hi> </p>
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<p>281.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS CALLAN</hi> (46)</persName> and
<persName id="def2-281-18880130" type="defendantName">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MICHAEL HARKINS</hi> (30)</persName> were indicted for
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<interp inst="t18880130-281-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="damage"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-281-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="other"/>feloniously conspiring with other persons to cause an ex
<lb/>plosion in the United Kingdom of a nature likely to endanger life and cause serious injury to property.
<hi rend="italic">Other Counts</hi> varying the form of charge.</rs> </p>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL</hi> (
<hi rend="smallCaps">SIR RICHARD WEBSTER</hi>)
<hi rend="italic">with</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. R. S. WRIGHT</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">appeared for Callan</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KEITH FRITH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">for Harkins.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880130-name-191" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880130-name-191" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-191" type="surname" value="DOWNES"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-191" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK DOWNES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant City Police</hi>). On Friday, 18th November, I was sent for to the Bank of England, and I there saw Callan and a gentleman named Hewke in the secretary's office, they were in the act of leaving—I saw Callan changing bank notes for gold—he afterwards left the bank, and I with two other officers followed him to Cheapside—we were in plain clothes—he there went into a boot
<lb/>maker's shop, and purchased a pair of boots and put them on, leaving his old ones behind—he then went to a coffee-house in Aldersgate Street and stayed there two or three minutes, after which he went into another coffee-house in the same street—he remained there some little time, about 20 minutes or half an hour—he had some refreshment there, and then he went to Goswell Road, to a barber's shop, Mr. Marks'—when he went in he had a short beard and moustache, but when he came out he was clean shaven—I then followed him to Queen Street, Cheapside, where I stopped him—I said "I am a police officer, and you will have to go with me to the police office in the Old Jewry"—he said "Very good"—I then took him to the police station, where ho was detained for about ten minutes—I said to him "In consequence of a telegram from Mr. Munroe, the Assistant Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, I must take you to Scotland Yard; but, before doing so, I must search you"—he said "All right"—he was then asked for his name and address by the station sergeant, and he said "Thomas Callan, 156, Broadway, Mass."—he was asked if he had any London address, and he said "24, Baxter Road, Islington"—I then searched him and found on him the sum of 19
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in gold and silver, a rosary, a slate memorandum book, and a letter containing passage notes by the Cunard Line to New York (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—the letter bore the postmark "New York, Nov. 8," and also contained a draft for 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in favour of Callan—I also found this street door key and some plain envelopes—I, with Inspector Pope, took him to Scotland Yard, and handed him over to the custody of Inspector Little child—I then went to 24, Baxter Road, Essex Road, Islington, the address given by Callan—I saw Mrs. Bright, the landlady—Inspector Quin and Sergeant M'Intyre were already there—I saw there this small tin box (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), it was in the back room, ground floor, it was locked with a padlock; there were two locks; I opened it with two keys given to me by Mrs. Bright, one of the brass padlock and the lock of the box; it appeared to be empty—I have made a mistake, I found two keys on Callan, the second was an American key—I locked up the box again—in the same room I found this brown leather portmanteau (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), it was locked; I opened it with this key found on the prisoner, which I call the American key—it contained some wearing apparel, a Smith and Wesson revolver (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), loaded in five chambers; it had on it the address of S. and W. Springfield, Mass., U. S., Jan. 24, 1868, and another of July 11th—it appears to be nearly new, it is No. 154, 146—there were also 10 loose cartridges in a parcel—I replaced in the portmanteau the wearing apparel, the revolver, and the cartridges, locked it and took it and the box to</p>
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<p>Whitehall, and gave them to Inspector Littlechild—next day, Saturday, the 19th, I went to Xing Street Police-station with Littlechild and Quin, and saw Callan; Littlechild said to him "Have you any objection to showing these officers where you live in the Falmouth Road?"—he said "No"—I had not mentioned Falmouth Road to him—I then went with him and Quin to Falmouth Road, New Kent Road, and he pointed out No. 93, Mrs. Howitt's, as the house where he lodged—during the journey Quin said to him "What became of the letter that was with the passage notes?"—he said "There was not one, and that other letter was given to me by a man"—I said "The two envelopes are the same as that which contains the letter"—he said "He gave me them too"—I said "Who is he?"—he said "I don't know"—that was all that passed—later on the same day I assisted in conveying him to Bow Street.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>. I have said that the day was too foggy to see whether he had whiskers—I believe I said he had a short beard and moustache; it was more than a fortnight's growth I should say, possibly between a fortnight's and three weeks'.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880130-name-192" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880130-name-192" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-192" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-192" type="given" value="FREDERICK WALTER"/>FREDERICK WALTER SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am a surgeon, of 40, Newington Cause
<lb/>way; I know Mrs. Alice Haslitt Howitt, she is the landlady of 93, Falmouth Road, New Kent Road—she was confined about a fortnight ago, I attended her—she is at present unable to leave the house to come here and give evidence, she is too ill.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880130-name-193" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880130-name-193" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-193" type="surname" value="LITTLECHILD"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-193" type="given" value="JOHN GEORGE"/>JOHN GEORGE LITTLECHILD</persName> </hi>. I am an inspector of the Metropolitan Police, Scotland Yard—I was present at Bow Street when Mrs. Howitt was examined as a witness for the Crown—the prisoners were present, represented by a solicitor; they had full opportunity of asking her questions; her deposition was taken in their presence, read over, and signed by her.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The deposition of Mrs. Howitt was then read as follows:</hi> "I live at 93, Falmouth Road, New Kent Road; my husband is an engineer. In June last we had a room to let. About the third week in that month, Thursday, Callan came and took that room at 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a week, a bedroom, he paid the rent in advance, and gave the name of Scott; he remained six or seven weeks at our house. He came in the evening of the day he took it, bringing a portmanteau, quite a new one. He always paid the rent in advance; no one ever came to see him. He never told me what he was or how he was employed. He said he came from Liverpool. He was out a good deal, and left the first or second week in August. He told me when he left that he was going to Nottingham; he took his portmanteau with him. I do not remember his receiving any letters during his stay at my house; he never had a tin box like this produced. I noticed his portmanteau was very heavy when he came, and light when he went away. Signed
<hi rend="smallCaps">ALICE HASLITT HOWITT</hi>. "</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880130-name-194" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880130-name-194" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-194" type="surname" value="BRIGHT"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-194" type="given" value="MARIA"/>MARIA BRIGHT</persName> </hi>. I live at 24, Baxter Road, Lower Road, Islington, and am the wife of Robert Bright—my daughter Anna Maria lives with me—in August last I had a bill in my window to let lodgings—a gentleman came and looked at them; I think it would be the second week in August—he did not give any name then—I showed him the room, it was the back room, ground floor—it was on a Wednesday—he said he would take the room, and come next day—the rent was 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week—he came the next day and paid a week in advance, bringing with him a portmanteau—Callan is the man—I said "What occupation do</p>
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<p>you follow?"—he said "I am a travelier in tea—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is the portmanteau he brought—I asked him his name, in case of any letters coming—he said "My name is Scott"—he went by that name all the time he was with me—he seemed very regular in his habits; he went out between 9 and 10 in the morning, and returned about the same time at night—he had a latchkey—one night in October he was out late, all night I think; he said he had been staying up with a sick friend—that was the only time he was late—before that, in September, I went into the country with my daughter—we came back on 10th September about 6 in the evening, and that same evening Callan brought home a tin box—I did not see him bring it in; I saw it the same night when I went into the room with my daughter—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is the box—I saw him leave the house that same night with another man; I did not see that man's face, but I saw his shoulders and back as he left the house—that was after the box was brought—I did not see them come in, but I heard them come in when they brought the box in—I heard footsteps in the passage of two men going to the room, they appeared to be carrying something very heavy—they remained about ten minutes or a quarter of an hour at the outside, and they then left together—I only saw the back of the second man when they were leaving the house, going down the steps—he appeared to have broad shoulders—I afterwards picked out Harkins at Scotland Yard, by his shoulders—he was the only person who had called; no one had ever called to see Callan before—next day I went into Callan's room with my daughter; he was out—we tried to move the box to tidy the room, but could not, it was too heavy—it was locked—on Thursday, 27th October, I found the closet in the yard, 12 feet or more from the back of the house, was choked, and found the pan nearly full of lime and cement, as I thought—I sent for a party to come and unchoke it; he was not at home, and I tried to unchoke it myself, but could not, and was obliged to take a chisel—I took three parts of a pailful out—it had got into quite a solid lump—I asked the lodgers if they had choked it, and they said they had not—as soon as Scott came downstairs I asked him if he had choked the closet; he said he was very sorry he had, that he had some apples for sale and could not sell them and threw them down the closet, and whatever it cost to unchoke it he would pay half—I threw the stuff which I took out into the dustbin, and there was a quantity more there in powder, dry, like lime, nearly half a bushel of it—I had not put it there—I could trace it right round from the dustbin to the next house, strewn round the paths—I got a workman named Low who cleared the place—I did not see Scott again till next morning, Friday; he said that he was very sadly, as he was taken in the street, and he thought he should not have got home, he was taken with his limbs so bad—he stayed in all Friday, and on Saturday morning I went up and knocked at his door, and he said he would take a little milk or a little coffee—he stayed at home all Sunday, and on Monday he went out, but not for long—he continued his usual habits the next three weeks—on 17th November, in the evening, a man came and asked for Mr. Scott—I told Scott a gentleman wished to see him—he said I was to tell him he was too ill to see him; he was in bed—the gentleman said that he must see him, and I showed him into his room—a letter came by post next morning addressed to Scott, which I took in, and gave him—he opened it, and said he was very pleased it had come for he was getting</p>
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<p>very short of money, and he might be leaving of me now any day—he then said that he had a tin box upstairs in his bedroom, which would be very useful to me, as I was in the habit of going into the country, and if I liked to buy it he would sell it—he only had one room, this conversation took place in our breakfast parlour on the basement floor—I asked him what he wanted for it; he said 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I said that I would have it, but I could not pay him, because I had not change for a sovereign—he said "Never mind, let that stand over," and told, me to take the box out of the room as soon as I liked—he gave me the key—there were two keys he told me that it locked twice—he then went out, and I never saw him again till I saw him at Scotland Yard the next Saturday—he was then clean shaved—the police came on the Friday, and I told them all I knew, but I did not tell them on the Friday about the closet, not till they questioned me—next day, Saturday, the 19th, McIntyre examined the dustbin, and on the same day my daughter took in a post-letter for Mr. Scott; I did not see it—on the following Monday my daughter took in another letter, but I did not see it—Scott told me that he was a traveller in tea, but he never brought any in—no one ever came to see him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FRITH</hi>. The man I saw on 10th September was quite a stranger to me—it was between 6 and 7 p.m., but it was very light—he had a long frock coat—I did not notice whether his hat was a high or a round one—it was a dark colour—I did not notice his face at all; I only noticed his shoulders and his back as he went down the steps—I was asked to pick him out at the station from 15 or 20 persons, 8 or 10 of whom were about his size and appearance, and they may have been about the same height, age, and general appearance—I looked at all of them; it was some little time before I picked Callan out; I looked at all their shoulders—the man had a frock coat on, the same as he had when he left my house—I did not see one with a coat so long as his—there was not one like this one among them—I cannot remember how many of them wore frock coats—I looked the men up and down for half a minute or a minute, and I never saw one of them before—I recognised his shoulders as soon as I went in, as I thought, but I was not certain then—Mr. Littlechild asked me if there was anybody there whom I knew, and I said "That is the most like it"—I told him I could only recognise him by the shoulders—I had remarked of him "What a square-built man"—I really tell you that I identify him by the shape of his shoulders, and I said at the time that he was the man—to the best of my knowledge he is the man, judging by his shoulders, but I cannot undertake to swear it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I saw Harkins among the other men, and rightly or wrongly picked him out.</p>
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<interp inst="t18880130-name-195" type="given" value="ANNA MARIA"/>ANNA MARIA BRIGHT</persName> </hi>. I am the daughter of the last witness—I saw Callan several times while he was lodging at my mother's house—I knew him by the name of Scott—I used to clean his rooms—he had one portmanteau there, the one produced, before I went to the country, and when I came back with my mother on September 10th I saw this tin box (
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<hi rend="italic"/> in Scott's room
<hi rend="italic">agin</hi> the bed at the side—I was sweeping and pushed the brush against it, and found I could not move it; it was too heay—next day, the 11th, I called my mother's attention to it, and she tried to move it, but it was too heavy—on Thursday morning, 27th October, I noticed something in the water-closet like milk and water, and some white powder on the seat, and a box of matches—the pan was choked—I traced</p>
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<p>the powder from the floor of the water-closet to the dustbin—I told my mother, and she went and sawit—on November 4th I moved the tin box, and noticed that it was very light; I could move it easily—on the Saturday, the day after Scott left, I think it was November 19th, a letter came for him, and another on the Monday, both by post—they were addressed to Mr. Scott—I gave them to Mr. McIntyre, who slept at the house after the 18th.</p>
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<interp inst="t18880130-name-196" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE LOW</persName> </hi>. I am a painter, of Balls Pond Road—on Thursday afternoon, 17th October, I went to 24, Baxter Road, and found that the pipe at the bottom of the pan of the water-closet was stopped—I used the forcer seven or eight times to clean the obstruction away, and got it clear, but I did not get any of the stuff out; I forced it down—on the same day Mrs. Bright drew my attention to something like broken mortar in the dustbin; it looked like half a pailful—it was whitish stuff, like decayed mortar.</p>
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<interp inst="t18880130-name-197" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN JOHNS</persName> </hi>. I live next door to Mrs. Bright—my number is 26 and hers 24—there is a low wall between the backs of the two houses—about November 4th I saw some mortar, I thought, in the back garden near the wall—I picked it up and threw it in the dustbin—there were two small shovels full—two or three days afterwards, on a Tuesday, I think, I was sitting near the kitchen window, and my son had put it in the oven to dry, and an explosion happened, which burst the door open—I turned and looked, and saw a blaze in the oven and in the fender—there was a blue flame, sulphur; I thought brimstone—it cracked the oven door; it is in two pieces now.</p>
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<interp inst="t18880130-name-198" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-198" type="surname" value="JOHNS"/>
<interp inst="t18880130-name-198" type="given" value="CHARLES BENJAMIN"/>CHARLES BENJAMIN JOHNS</persName> </hi>. I am the son of the last witness and live with her—on 8th November she spoke to me of some stuff in the dustbin; it looked like old mortar; it was damp—I took out a pint of it, and as I was going to keep pigeons I put it in the oven to dry it, and in 10 minutes there was a loud explosion—the stuff blew about the room like grains of sand—there was a bluish flame and a bad smell, which made me sick—I gave Mr. McIntyre the rest of the stuff—it was then in the yard; I had taken it out of the dustbin.</p>
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<interp inst="t18880130-name-199" type="given" value="PATRICK"/>PATRICK MCINTYRE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi>). On Friday, November 18th, after Callan was in custody, I went to 24, Baxter Road, and took a lodging, and stayed there that night, and next day I went to the w. c. and dustbin, I got a shovel and moved some of the stuff from the dustbin; it seemed to be a mixture of dust and grey stuff, which I separated from the ordinary dust; it was an earthy substance resembling lime or cement—I dug down a few inches, and collected from 18 to 20 1b. of it, which I put in a box, and handed it to Chief Inspector Littiechild—I did not take it all away that night, I got more of it next day, which Inspector Quince handed to Col. Majendie in my presence—on the 20th I went to the garden of 26, Baxter Road—I collected some more of the stuff, and some more was given to me by young Johns, and I gave it to Inspector Quin—the gardens of Nos. 24 and 26 adjoin, a small wall divides them—to get to Callan's room at 24, you go down to the basement and out into the garden to the yard; the closet is in the garden or yard—on Saturday, 19th November, I heard the postman at the door, and Mr. Bright gave me this letter, addressed "Mr. Thomas Scott, 24, Baxter Road, Essex Road, Islington," it had the London postmark of November 19th—it has been opened since; it contained the letter which is now in it—on Novem
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<p>21st I heard the postman, and this other letter was given me, addressed "Thomas Scott, 24, Baxter Road, Essex Road, London, England," it bears the Lowell postmark of November 8th, and the New York postmark of November 11th—I opened it, it contained a letter and a draft for 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., which are here—on 19th October I went with Inspector Pope to 9, Alfred Street, Islington; that is a quarter of an hour or 20 minutes' walk from Baxter Road, and Mrs. Horan, the landlady, pointed out to me Harkins's bedroom, or the top floor; I found there this portmanteau locked; a key on my bunch opened it, and I found in it this five-chambered revolver (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), one of Smith and Wesson's, of Springfield, Mass., No. 178, 345—the other revolver is the same shape and pattern, and by the same maker—it was unloaded, and there were 15 cartridges—there was wearing apparel in the portmanteau—I put the things back as they were and locked it up, and left it in the room and came away—I was not present when it was fetched away.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FRITH</hi>. I did not notice any grease marks in the portmanteau, but I only made a casual examination—beyond the name of the maker, there was nothing to show by whom it was sold.</p>
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